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Joachim Savelsberg University of Minnesota, USA

Joachim J. Savelsberg is a Professor of Sociology and Law and the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair at the University of Minnesota. Recent writings address issues of law regarding hate, genocide and atrocities, especially their public representations and collective memories. They include Representing Mass Violence: Conflicting Responses to Human Rights Violations in Darfur (University of California Press, 2015), Representing Human Rights Violations in Darfur: Global Justice, National Distinctions (with Hollie Nyseth Brehm; American Journal of Sociology [AJS] 2015); American Memories: Atrocities and the Law (with Ryan D. King; Russell Sage Foundation Press, 2011); Crime and Human Rights: Criminology of Genocide and Atrocities (Sage, 2010); Law and Collective Memory (with King; Annual Review of Law & Social Science 2007); and Institutionalizing Collective Memories of Hate: Law and Law Enforcement in Germany and the United States (with King; American Journal of Sociology [AJS] 2005).

Savelsberg is an ASC Fellow and recipient of the Freda Adler Scholarship Award. He held fellowships and Visiting Professorships at Johns Hopkins, Harvard, the universities of Graz, Munich, and Humboldt (Berlin), the Kaete Hamburger Center "Law as Culture" (Bonn) and the Rockefeller Center at Bellagio. Savelsberg is the outgoing co-editor of the Law & Society Review, 2014-16), a past chair of the ASA Section for Sociology of Law and SSSP Theory Division, and current chair of the ASA Section on Human Rights.