The Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Holocaust and Genocide Studies brings to Stockton on a rotating basis, for one or two semesters each year, scholars of international renown to teach about the Holocaust and other genocides and to pursue scholarly work in their field. Faculty who teach in the area of Holocaust and Genocide Studies come from a variety of disciplines and from various schools of their universities.
Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Scholar:
Dr. Alex Alvarez is a Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University. From 2001 until 2003 he was the founding Director of the Martin-Springer Institute for Teaching the Holocaust, Tolerance, and Humanitarian Values. In 2017-2018, he will serve as the Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Stockton University. His main areas of study are in the areas of collective and interpersonal violence, including homicide and genocide. His first book, Governments, Citizens, and Genocide, was published by Indiana University Press in 2001. His other books include Murder American Style(2002), Violence: The Enduring Problem (2007, 2013 2nd ed., 2017 3rd ed.),Genocidal Crimes (2009), and Native America and the Question of Genocide(2014). His latest book, Unsteady Ground: Climate Change, Conflict, and Genocide was published in July 2017. He has also served as an editor for the journal Violence and Victims, was a founding co-editor of the journal Genocide Studies and Prevention, and has served as an editorial board member for a number of other journals. He has been invited to speak and present his research throughout the United States, and in various countries including Austria, Bosnia, Canada, England, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands, and Sweden.
Fall 2016-Spring 2017 Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Scholar:
Elizabeth R. Baer
Elizabeth R. Baer serves as Research Professor of English and African Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. In 2004, Dr. Baer held the position of Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Scholar of Holocaust Studies at Stockton University in New Jersey where she taught courses on gender and genocide; she will hold this post again in 2016-2017. She has also taught courses on the Holocaust at the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Baer has published widely on women’s literature and Holocaust fiction and memoirs. Her first book, Shadows on My Heart: The Civil War Diary of Lucy Buck of Virginia, published by the University of Georgia Press in 1997, was nominated for the Lincoln Prize. Her second book, The Blessed Abyss: Inmate #6582 in Ravensbrück Concentration Camp for Women (2000), co-edited with Dr. Hester Baer, is a critical edition of a memoir originally published in Germany in 1946. She received a Fulbright Award to study the history of Jews in Germany and was the recipient of the Virginia Hamilton Prize for the best essay on multicultural children’s literature.
Past Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Scholars