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Scott Straus

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Scott Straus is Professor of Political Science and International Studies at UW-Madison. Scott specializes in the study of genocide, political violence, human rights, and African politics. His most recent book publication is Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa. His introductory book on genocide, Fundamentals of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, is scheduled for publication in late 2015 by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He has also published several books on Rwanda, including The Order of Genocide: Race, Power, and War in RwandaRemaking Rwanda: State Building and Human Rights after Mass Violence; and Intimate Enemy. Scott also co-authored (with David Leonard) Africa’s Stalled Development, translated The Great Lakes of Africa and co-edited (with Steve Stern) The Human Rights Paradox. He has also published articles in a number of academic journals. Scott has received fellowships from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the United States Institute of Peace. In 2009, he was awarded the campus-wide William H. Kiekhofer Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2011, he was named a Winnick Fellow at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. He co-edits the book series Critical Human Rights with Steve Stern. Before starting in academia, Scott was a freelance journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa

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