Job Title: 
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: 
3167 Eastman Hall
Phone: 
(585)475-4768

Bio: I am an interdisciplinary scholar. I completed my Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University (NSU), a Bachelors and a Masters of Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).  My dissertation research was in the field of genocide and ethnic cleansing. I wrote my dissertation on the use of sexual violence as a tactic specifically targeting male civilians and paramilitary during conflict.

Over the last few years, I spent time volunteering and conducting field work in Northern Ireland, Lebanon, Jordan, Greece, France, and the Syrian-Turk Border. I work with individuals who have experienced sexual violence during conflict and/or forced migration. In addition, I work with local NGO’s, medical personnel, and government officials to provide awareness on these topics specifically for the male refugee population in the region.

I am the Executive Vice-Secretary of the International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS), actively involved with the Karam Foundation, and serve as a council member on the human trafficking task force in Athens, Greece. Fall 2018 I will showcase my first photo installation focusing on the forcibly displaced at the Rochester Fringe Festival.

Rachel McGinnis