International Genocide Conference Biographies



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Rachel E. McGinnis (send email) is the Director of the Peace and Conflict Program at RIT Kosovo and an Assistant Professor in Public Policy and International Relations. She is an interdisciplinary scholar focusing on the fields of conflict science, sexual violence, and mass atrocities. Her research focal point is sexual violence during conflict concentrating specifically on male victimization. She holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University (NSU), a Masters and a Bachelors of Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). She currently teaches at the RIT in Sociology/Anthropology. In addition, over the last few years, she has spent time volunteering in both Northern Ireland, Lebanon, Greece and this summer on the Turk-Syrian border. She works with PTSD and sexual violence survivors, as well as, works to bring awareness to local NGO’s, medical personnel, and government officials working with male refugees in the region. Rachel served previously as the Vice-Executive Secretary (2015-2019).