Alvarez, Alex 1963-

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ALVAREZ, Alex 1963-

PERSONAL: Born April 21, 1963, in Biloxi, MS; son of Leroy C. (an air force career soldier and high school teacher) and Marianne (Graber) Alvarez; married Donna Engleson; children: Ingrid, Joseph, Astrid. Ethnicity: "Latino." Education: Northland College, Ashland, WI, B.S., 1985; University of New Hampshire, M.A., 1987, Ph.D., 1991. Hobbies and other interests: Climbing, running, reading.

ADDRESSES: Home—2451 East Elder, Flagstaff, AZ 86004. Office—Box 15005, College of Arts and Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, 86011; fax: 928-523-8011. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, fellow, 1990-91, assistant professor, 1991-97, associate professor of criminal justice, 1997—, director of Martin-Springer Institute for Teaching the Holocaust, Tolerance, and Humanitarian Values, 2001—. Coconino County Victim Compensation Board, member, 1993—; Justice Services, Inc., speaker, 1997-98.

AWARDS, HONORS: Certificate of appreciation, Disability Support Services, Northern Arizona University, 1998.


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

(With Ronet Bachman) Murder American Style, Wadsworth Publishing (Belmont, CA), 2002.

Contributor to books, including Native Americans, Crime, Law, and Criminal Justice, edited by M. Nielsen and R. Silverman, Westview Press (Boulder, CO), 1996; Popular Culture, Crime, and Justice, edited by D. Hale and F. Bailey, Wadsworth Publishing (Belmont, CA), 1998; and Investigating Difference: Human and Cultural Relations in Criminal Justice, Allyn & Bacon, 1999. Contributor to academic journals, including Idea: Journal of Social Issues, International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, Sociological Imagination, Social Science History, and Journal of Criminal Justice. Associate editor, Violence and Victims, 1997-99; member of editorial board, War Crimes, Genocide, and Crimes against Humanity, 2000-02.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Genocide, War Crimes, and Law Enforcement: The Intersection of Human Rights and Policing; Cruelty in the Camps; Institutional Scapegoating: Ethnicity and the Illusion of Self-Defense, with M. Beeman; research on genocide and the Holocaust, patterns of violence, homicide and justifiable homicide, media portrayals of violence, criminological theory, sentencing of minorities, and fear of crime.

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