On April 12 at 1:30-3:00PM EST, please join the Society for Psychological Anthropology for a live interview and conversation with Dr. Alex Hinton (Professor of Anthropology and Global Affairs; Director for the Center of Genocide and Human Rights, Rutgers University). In this 1.5 hour conversation, Dr. Hinton will discuss his research among genocide survivors in Cambodia since the 1990s. Between 1975 and 1979, approximately two million Cambodians were killed during the Khmer Rouge. Dr. Hinton’s work has employed anthropological methods to illuminate why such atrocities occur and what justice means in the aftermath of genocide and mass violence. Focusing on the 2009 trial of Duch, a Khmer Rouge torturer, Hinton explores in his recent book (Man or Monster?: The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer) the differences between global discourses of human rights and local conceptualizations of justice, and the impact of this disparity on Khmer Rouge survivors.
The conversation will start with a 45-minute Q&A between Dr. Hinton and Elena Lesley, his former student at Rutgers and current doctoral candidate in anthropology at Emory. Afterwards, attending members of the audience will have opportunity to ask questions relating to Dr. Hinton’s work.
To join us live on April 12 at 1:30-3:00PM EST, please either go to our website https://www.uberconference.com/psychanth (accessible globally) or call +1 888-602-6638 (from a US phone).
Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/ruvknpBlokNHiAI12
The Introduction to Dr. Hinton’s book Man or Monster is available here: https://spa.americananthro.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Man-or-Monster-introduction.pdf