Gendercide Watch -- Staff

Executive Director
Adam Jones
Adam is Associate Research Fellow for 2005-07 in the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University, USA. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of British Columbia. He has published three books on genocide: Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction (Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 2006); Gendercide and Genocide (Vanderbilt University Press, 2004); and Genocide, War Crimes & the West (Zed Books, 2004). He has also published two books on the media and political transition. His writings on gender and international politics have appeared in Journal of Genocide Research, Review of International Studies, Ethnic & Racial Studies, Caribbean Studies, and other publications. (See his website for details.) He is a member of the board of directors of the Gender Issues Education Foundation.

Carla Bergman
Carla is a social activist and student. Among her research interests are gender and conflict, democracy and education, the media and politics, international law, and community-based social ecology. In July 2000, she was appointed to the board of directors of the Gender Issues Education Foundation. She and her family are part of a democratic, academically non-coercive school in North Vancouver, BC.

Sonya Parks
Sonya is in the process of completing her BA at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in the Bachelor of Technology and Management Degree. Concurrently, she is teaching computer applications in Vancouver. She is one of the web-page development and planning consultants for Gendercide Watch.


Gendercide Watch affiliates come from diverse backgrounds and have a wide range of activities and interests, but all support the broad goals of our initiative. If you'd like to be considered for affiliate status, please send a short biographical description, as well as an e-mail contact address and links to any Web-based projects in which you're involved.

Atenea Acevedo
Atenea is a research assistant with the Ozone Action Network for Latin America at the United Nations Environment Program in Mexico City. She holds a B.A. in international relations from the Universidad de las Americas, and subsequently specialized in Eastern European studies in the political science department at the School of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic. She has travelled extensively in Europe and the Americas.

Stephen Baskerville
Stephen is a professor of political science at Howard University and past chairman of the Department of Politics and European Studies at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. He is the author of various articles, papers, and book reviews on the politics of the family, and of Not Peace But A Sword: The Political Theory of the English Revolution. He is official spokesman for Men, Fathers, and Children International, a coalition of 12 fatherhood organizations from 9 countries, and is an advisor to the American Coalition for fathers and children.

David Buchanan
David has been a field-worker with the Canadian chapter of Amnesty International for half a decade, and is also involved in the Amnesty Refugee Network. He helped organize the 1997 Human Rights Issues Forum at the People's Summit on APEC, and is an organizer of the annual Vancouver Amnesty International Film Festival.

R. Charli Carpenter
Charli has recently completed a Ph.D. in international relations at the University of Oregon. Her dissertation research examined the impact of gender on norms protecting war-affected civilians. Currently, she holds a MacArthur Research and Writing Fellowship, and is studying the humanitarian response to children born of genocidal rape. Her other research interests include sex-selective mass killings, the effect of gender ideology on children's rights, and gender as a category of analysis in international relations theory. She is a member of the Association for Genocide Scholars. Link to her website.

Akku Chowdhury
Akku Chowdhury is secretary general of the Mukti Juddha Smrity Trust and director of the Liberation War Museum in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The trust was formed in June 1994 and registered in 1995 to create awareness, promote community participation, and preserve the sanctity of landmarks and antiquities relating to the 1971 liberation war and genocide in Bangladesh.

Dr. Ferrel Christensen
Dr. Christensen is president of the Gender Issues Education Foundation, based in Edmonton, and is a professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Alberta. He has been active for many years in the struggle for gender equality, and is the author of Space-Like Time (University of Toronto) and Pornography: The Other Side (Praeger).

Dr. L. Edward Day
L. Edward Day holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Washington in Seattle. An award-winning teacher, he currently serves on the faculty of the Crime, Law and Justice Program at Pennsylvania State University. His research interests focus on the experiences of crime victims. He is a founding member of the Genocide Research Project -- a group of criminal justice scholars attempting to apply the insights of criminology to genocide studies.

Dr. Augusta C. Del Zotto
Dr. Del Zotto is a Truman Fellow at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, where she recently obtained her Ph.D. in political science. In the 1990s she was director of the Youth at Risk Program for the San Francisco Health Department, working with a large immigrant population. She received several grants from both the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control for her work. She also served as a consultant to the president's Latino AIDS task force. In the 1980s she was one of the U.S.'s youngest war correspondents, working for Univision, NPR and the BBC, and received the DuPont-Columbia Award and a MacArthur Fellowship for her coverage of civil wars in Central America. Dr. Del Zotto is currently working with an international team of scholars and activists on a project involving global sex trafficking, addressing the issue from both male and female perspectives. Combining theory with practice, her publications include manuals for grassroots health and human rights promoters as well as scholarly articles.

Dr. Jean Bethke Elshtain
After receiving her Ph.D. in Politics from Brandeis University in 1973, Dr. Elshtain became the first woman to hold an endowed professorship at Vanderbilt University in 1988. Since 1995, she has been Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago. Among the other positions she has held are Rockefeller Foundation Scholar in Residence in Como, Italy; Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University; Guggenheim Fellow (1991-92); and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Elshtain presently chairs the Council on Families in America, the National Commission for Civic Renewal, and the Council on Civil Society; she has been a board member of the Women's Freedom Network since 1993. Her many books include Meditations on Modern Political Thought: Masculine-Feminine Themes from Luther to Arendt (Praeger, 1986); Women and War (Basic Books, 1987); Democracy on Trial (from the 1993 Massey Lectures, Basic Books, 1995); New Wine and Old Bottles: International Politics at the Millenium (University of Notre Dame Press, 1997); Real Politics (Johns Hopkins, 1997); and Who Are We (Eerdmans, 2000).

Dr. Warren Farrell
Dr. Farrell holds a Ph.D. in political science from New York University. He is the author of Father and Child Reunion (J.P. Tarcher, 2000), Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say (J.P. Tarcher, 1999), The Myth of Male Power (Simon & Schuster, 1993), The Liberated Man (Berkley, 1993), and Why Men Are The Way They Are (Berkley, 1990) -- all on the psychology and politics of gender. He has taught at the University of California - San Diego's School of Medicine and in departments of political science, psychology, sociology, and women's studies at Rutgers, Brooklyn College, Georgetown, San Diego State University, and the California School of Professional Psychology. The Financial Times selected him one of the world's top 100 Thought Leaders to introduce innovative ideas to corporate leaders worldwide.

Jim Fussell
Jim Fussell is a website developer from Washington, D.C., with a strong background in twentieth-century history. During the last nine years he has done extensive archival research on the life of Raphael Lemkin (who coined the term "genocide"). He has also researched the Nazi genocide in the North Caucasus region of Soviet Russia during World War II. He studied history at American University in Washington, D.C., and religion and history at Earlham College in Indiana. Jim's research has sparked a strong interest in genocide prevention, and he now coordinates the website for Prevent Genocide International, which he helped establish in 1998.

Dr. Øystein Gullvåg Holter
Dr. Holter is a sociologist in Oslo, Norway, with gender discrimination as a main research theme. He has been involved in a number of gender and work/family research projects at the Work Research Institute in Oslo, as well as the building of a new field of men's studies in the Nordic region and elsewhere. He is the director of IASOM, the International Association for Studies of Men. His main interest relating to Gendercide Watch is how peacetime research on gender issues can help to explain and prevent what happens in war.

Dr. Henry Huttenbach
Dr. Huttenbach is professor of history and director of the Russian and East European Studies Program at the City College of New York. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Genocide Research, and editor of the Genocide Forum. His published works include Soviet Nationality Policies: Ruling Ethnic Groups in the USSR (Nationalities Papers Monograph Series, no. 6) and The Destruction of the Jewish Community of Worms, 1933-45: A Study of the Holocaust Experience in Germany (Sepher-Hermon Press, 1982).

Heval Hylan
Heval Hylan is currently working on his Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies at Auckland and Waikato Universities, New Zealand. In 1996 Heval set up Reunity Trust Inc. to provide personal and practical support to refugees and migrants in New Zealand. He is the author of three books, two of them about refugees and a third entitled The Key Provided By Jesus Does Not Quite Fit the Door. He is a specialist in genocide and human-rights issues in Iraq, speaks five languages, and is involved in many groups and organizations.

Jo & David Jones
Jo and David live in Canada's Okanagan Valley. Jo is a writer/researcher on Okanagan history who holds degrees in modern languages and education. She is currently editing the diaries of Alice Barrett Parke for publication in the spring of 2001. David is a retired soldier, a realtor, an actor, a Rotarian, a chartered arbitrator and cyberphobe. Above all they are the proud parents of a man committed to making the world a more civil place (i.e., executive director Adam Jones). Their financial assistance was crucial in launching Gendercide Watch in February 2000.

Dr. Evelin Lindner
Dr. Evelin Gerda Lindner is a cross-cultural social psychologist and physician with broad international experience. She combines academic research with consultancy work for the corporate sector, focusing on globalization and intercultural communication. Since 1997 she has been a researcher at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Oslo in the field of conflict theory, where she is examining the psychological aspects that play a role in escalating conflict to war. Among her recent articles are "Humiliation and the Human Condition: Mapping a Minefield" (Human Rights Review) and "Love, Holocaust and Humiliation" (Psykologer for fred); samples of her academic work are available on her website. She stood as a candidate for the European Parliament in 1994, and in 1993 founded the NGO, "Better Global Understanding," based in Hamburg, Germany.

Wendy McElroy
Wendy is editor of, a website for individualist feminists (see also her home page). She is the author of XXX: A Woman's Right to Pornography (St. Martin's, 1995); Sexual Correctness: The Gender-Feminist Attack on Women (McFarland, 1997); The Reasonable Woman: A Guide to Intellectual Survival (Prometheus, 1998); and Queen Silver: the Godless Girl (Prometheus, 1999). She has also edited Freedom, Feminism and the State (Cato, 1983), and will publish an anthology of 19th-century individualist-feminist writings with McFarland in Winter 2000-01. Her articles have appeared in a wide range of periodicals, from National Review to Penthouse and The Globe and Mail. She is the author of dozens of documentaries for audio-cassette tapes (available through Knowledge Products), and a contributing editor to several publications, including Ideas on Liberty, Liberty, and Free Inquiry.

Kate Myers
Kate is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in classical piano, and of Widener University School of Law with Juris Doctor and Masters of Business Administration degrees. She currently works as a Deputy Attorney General for the state of New Jersey handling child abuse and neglect and termination of parental rights cases. Her areas of interest include international law, international human rights, and especially the plight of the survivors of the massacre at Srebrenica. She hopes to find employment in the field of international human rights with either a governmental organization or an NGO.

Laura Rico
Laura is a graduate student in political science and international relations at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) in Mexico City. Among her research interests are international political economy, gender and conflict, and religious studies. She is currently working on Spanish translation of the materials on this site.

Dr. Stefanie Rixecker
Stefanie Rixecker is a Senior Lecturer in the Environmental Management and Design Division at Lincoln University in Aotearoa, New Zealand. She has a Ph.D. in Political Science (Purdue University) with an emphasis on environmental policy and international relations. She is an award-winning teacher whose research focuses upon the intersection of social justice and policies regarding the environment and technology, especially as these relate to women, children, indigenous peoples and sexual minorities. Her current research projects focus upon biotechnology, especially genetic engineering, and cultural risk within minority communities. She has published numerous articles and book chapters regarding the policy and scientific implications of current biotechnological innovations on minority populations, including the relationship with and potential for gendercide. She is the Co-Editor for the New Zealand Women's Studies Journal; serves as an Editorial Advisory Board Member for the international journal Local Environment; and is the moderator for the international email list ECOFEM, which is dedicated to discussion, politics and networking about ecofeminism. She is also a member of New Zealand Amnesty International, contributing her time and expertise to uncovering and challenging human rights abuses against sexual minorities (e.g., gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersexual peoples) due to their sexual identity.

Dr. James Steiger
James H. Steiger is Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. His primary research interests are in factor analysis, covariance structure analysis, and correlational testing. He has also published in the field of human inference strategies and cognitive psychology. Winner of the Raymond B. Cattell award and the Killam Research Prize for his work in multivariate statistics, Dr. Steiger is a former editor of Multivariate Behavioral Research, and has authored a number of commercial and academic computer programs for multivariate analysis, including the SEPATH (Structural Equations and PATH modeling) module in Statistica.

Miriam Tratt
Miriam received her B.A. in political science from the University of British Columbia in 1999, specializing in the study of developing nations and Eastern European politics. She instigated and oversaw an aid project at the time of the Rwanda genocide, and has worked with various activist organizations and NGO's, including Amnesty International. An established Vancouver artist, she is presently preparing a series of original artworks for Gendercide Watch.

Dr. María Antonia Trillo
María Antonia Trillo recently received her doctorate from the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain, with a doctoral thesis on "The Culture of Work." She is currently working on a Master's degree specializing in the study of the European Union. She is director of the national and international project section of the Employment and Training Foundation, sponsored by the CCOO (Comisiones Obreras). Among her other research projects are: "Crisis in the Shipbuilding Industry," financed by Home Office of Spain; and "The Social Prestige of Vocational Training," funded by the European Commission. She was recently a visiting scholar at The University of Kent at Canterbury.

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