University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


Faculty & Staff


Name Position Contact
Alejandro Baer
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies
Stephen Feinstein Chair Director Phone: 612-624-5014
Address: 252 Social Sciences
Jennifer Hammer
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies
Program Coordinator Phone: 612-624-6527
Address: 248 Social Sciences
Demetrios Vital
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies
Outreach Coordinator Email:

CHGS Academic Advisory Board

Name Position Affiliation
Kirk Allison
Director Program in Human Rights and Health
Bruno Chaouat
Associate Professor Department of French & Italian
Gary Cohen Professor/Chair Department of History
Evelyn Davidheiser Director Institute for Global Studies
Ana Forcinito Associate Professor Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Barbara Frey Director Human Rights Program
Wahutu Siguru PhD Candidate Department Sociology
Hiromi Mizuno Associate Professor Department of History
Leslie Morris Associate Professor Department German, Scandinavian & Dutch
Karen Painter Associate Professor School of Music
Joachim Savelsberg Professor Department of Sociology
Daniel Schroeter Director Center for Jewish Studies
Lisa Hilbink Associate Professor Department of Political Science

CHGS Communtiy Partner Organizations

Name Position Affiliation
Steve Hunegs Director Jewish Community Relations Council
Lou Ann Matossian Cultural Director Armenian Cultural Organization of Minnesota
Ellen Kennedy Director World Without Genocide