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Contributors Maureen S. Hiebert is an assistant professor in the Law and Society Program at the University of Calgary. She holds a PhD from the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto; in her dissertation, ‘‘The Origins of Genocide: Political Culture, Crisis, and the Construction of Victims,’’ she explored the role played by collective identity construction in the perpetration of the Holocaust and the Cambodian genocide. Dr. Hiebert has presented several papers on comparative genocide theory, social constructivism, and collective identity construction at academic conferences for the International Association of Genocide Scholars, the Canadian Political Science Association, the Canadian Sociological and Anthropological Association, and the Midwest Political Science Association. She has previously taught courses in international relations and comparative politics in the Department of Political Science, University of Calgary, and in comparative genocide in the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, and is currently a faculty member of the Genocide and Human Rights University Program in Toronto. Dr. Hiebert’s publications include ‘‘The Three Switches of Identity Construction in Genocide: The Nazi Final Solution and the Cambodian Killing Fields’’ in Genocide Studies and Prevention. Nikolaos Hlamides is based in London, England, and is a descendent of genocide survivors. His research interests pertain to the destruction of Greek communities in the Ottoman Empire. Henry Maitles is Head of the Department of Curricular Studies at the University of Strathclyde Faculty of Education, one of Britain’s largest faculties of initial teacher education. He teaches and researches in the area of pupil values, citizenship, and the Holocaust. He was a member of the Scottish Executive Review Group that drew up the citizenship policy currently being implemented in every school in Scotland. Recent publications in the area of Holocaust learning and citizenship include Values in Education: We’re Citizens Now (Dunedin Press, 2005); ‘‘Does Addressing Prejudice and Discrimination through Holocaust Education Produce Better Citizens?’’ (Educational Review 2007); and ‘‘‘We don’t learn democracy, we live it!’: Consulting the Pupil Voice in Scottish Schools’’ (Education, Citizenship and Social Justice 2006). Robert Melson is Cohen-Lasry Distinguished Professor at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University. He is a founder and former president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. He is the author of Revolution and Genocide: On the Origins of the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust (University of Chicago Press, 1992, 1996) and of other works concerning genocide and crimes against humanity. Allison Ruby Reid-Cunningham, MSW, is currently pursuing a PhD in Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. Her field of study includes local, national, and international responses to humanitarian disasters, war, and genocide. She has concentrated on the impact of trauma on individuals, families, and communities through direct practice and training as an Irving Harris Fellow in Child Mental Health. She maintains a blog at Wibke Timmermann is a PhD candidate at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway, Ireland. From October 2006 to August 2008 she was Legal Officer, Special Department for War Crimes, Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She holds an LLM in International Humanitarian Law from the Centre Universitaire de Droit International Humanitaire, University of Geneva, Switzerland; an MA in Law from the University of Sheffield, UK; and an MA in Philosophy and Modern History from the University of St. Andrews, UK. Genocide Studies and Prevention 3:3 December 2008 388 ...


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