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Executive Committee

Beth A. Griech-Polelle (co-chair)
Kurt Mayer Chair of Holocaust Studies and Director of Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program
Pacific Lutheran University

Björn Krondorfer (co-chair)
Director of the Martin-Springer Institute and Endowed Professor of Religious Studies
Northern Arizona University

Mehnaz Afridi (2022 conference chair; inaugural co-chair)
Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Holocaust, Genocide & Interfaith Education Center
Manhattan College

Alejandro Baer
Associate Professor of Sociology and Stephen C. Feinstein Chair and Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
University of Minnesota

Steven Carr (secretary)
Professor of Communication and Director of the Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Purdue University Fort Wayne

Mark Celinscak (treasurer; 2019 conference chair)
Louis and Frances Blumkin Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Executive Director of the Sam and Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Academy
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Laura B. Cohen
Executive Director of the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center
Queensborough Community College, CUNY

David Frey
Professor of History and Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
United States Military Academy at West Point

Wolf Gruner
Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies and Professor of History; Founding Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research
University of Southern California

Thomas Pegelow Kaplan
Leon Levine Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies
Appalachian State University

Thomas Keenan
Professor of Comparative Literature, Director of the Human Rights Project and Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Literature, Human Rights Program
Bard College

Kathryn Libal
Associate Professor and Director of the Human Rights Institute
University of Connecticut

Wendy Lower (inaugural co-chair)
John K. Roth Professor of History and Director of Mgrublian Center for Human Rights
Claremont McKenna College

Jeanine Ntihirageza
Associate Professor and Director of the Genocide and Human Rights Research in Africa and the Diaspora Center
Northeastern Illinois University

Tina Kempin Reuter
Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for Human Rights
University of Alabama at Birmingham

David Simon
Director of Graduate Studies, African Studies; Co-Director of Genocide Studies Program; Director of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Chair, Department of Political Science
Yale University