Advancing Gecide Studies follows in the footsteps of the editor's earlier volume, Pioneers of Gecide Studies. Here a new generation of scholars presents personal essays that reveal their motivation to study gecide, the passion that drives them to continue its study, their primary scholarly interests and efforts, and their perspective on the field as it currently stands. The contributors come from diverse backgrounds, numerous different nations and various disciplines: Kjell Anderson (The Netherlands, crimilogy); Yair Auron (Israel, history and education); Taner Akcam (Turkey and United States, history and sociology); Alexander Alvarez (United States, crimilogy); Gerry Caplan (Canada, history); Craig Etcheson (United States, international relations); Maureen Hiebert (Canada, political science); Adam Jones (Canada, political science); Henry Theriault (United States, philosophy); Samuel Totten (United States, history and political science); and Ugor Ungor (The Netherlands, history and sociology). All the contributors are well kwn in the field of gecide studies, and all have made important contributions to this area. Variously, they have done important theoretical work, produced new findings vis-a-vis old cases of gecide, and are pursuing new issues and topics within the field of gecide studies. Many have worked on the ground and bring a sense of immediacy to various crises.
Samuel Totten, professor emeritus, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA, continues to conduct field work in the Nuba Mountains, Sudan. Totten is the editor of Transaction Publishers' Genocide Studies series.