Alex Alvarez

Alex Alvarez Professor
Northern Arizona University
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Blg 65 Rm #318
Phone: 928-523-9589


PhD University of New Hampshire, 1991
MA University of New Hampshire, 1987
BS Northland College, 1985

Professional interests

  • genocide
  • violence
  • homicide

Academic interests and affiliations

Currently I am working on a book project with my co-author Ronet Bachman in which we examine various forms of collective and interpersonal violence. In this project we are trying to highlight some of the common themes which link different types of individual and group violence. I continue to study and write about genocide in a number of different settings and am a co-editor of the new journal Genocide Studies and Prevention, and also serve as a co-editor of the H-Genocide List Serve Discussion Network. I also have a number of future projects that I have tentatively begun. One focuses on examining the role of concentration camps in the modern era, while the other revolves around Native Peoples and genocide.

Check out the Northern Arizona Genocide Resource Project.

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Recent publications and projects

Just Published: Genocidal Crimes (

Alvarez, A. and Ronet Bachman. 2007. Violence: The Enduring Problem. (Thousand Oaks: Sage Publishing).

Alvarez, A. and Ronet Bachman. 2002. Murder American Style (Belmont, Ca.: Wadsworth Publishing).

Alvarez, A. 2001. Governments, Citizens, and Genocide: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Approach (Bloomington: Indiana University Press).