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Alejandro Baer, Stephen C. Feinstein Chair and Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Alejandro Baer joined the University of Minnesota in 2012.  He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology at the Universidad Complutense Madrid and his Habilitation at the University of Bayreuth (Germany). He held faculty and visiting positions at universities in Madrid, Bayreuth, Berlin and Munich. Baer has authored numerous books and articles addressing issues of genocide, survivor testimony, collective memory, and antisemitism, with particular focus on Germany, Spain and the Spanish-speaking world.
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George Dalbo, Educator Outreach Coordinator
George Dalbo is a Ph.D. student in Social Studies Education at the University of Minnesota with research interests in Holocaust, comparative genocide, and human rights education in secondary schools. Previously, he was a middle and high school social studies teacher, having taught every grade from 5th-12th in public, charter, and independent schools in Minnesota, as well as two years at an international school in Vienna, Austria.

Joe Eggers, Research and Outreach Coordinator
Joe Eggers is a 2016 graduate of the University of Minnesota's Master of Liberal Studies program. His thesis explored the cultural genocide of indigenous people through the boarding school system and the discrepancies between the legal definition and Lemkin’s concept of genocide through analysis of American government assimilation policies towards Native Nations. In working with CHGS, Joe will develop content for learning materials and resources for public use, and implement plans to promote the CHGS mission, programs, services, and initiatives to existing and new audiences. Joe will also assist with specialized research projects.

Jennifer Hammer, Program Coordinator
Jennifer Hammer began working in the Institute for Global Studies in January, 2015. She has primary responsibilities for supporting programming in the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, as well as the Center for Austrian Studies. Jennifer completed her degree at the University of Minnesota in Anthropology and Japanese, and has done graduate work in the history of design at Parsons the New School of Design. Jennifer studied in Nagoya, Japan, and lived in Graz, Austria and New York City. Jennifer comes to us from the Department of Communication Studies and has programming and management experience at a number of non-profit organizations including JSTOR, Artstor, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Kathryn Huether, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow and PhD Candidate in the School of Music