Kjell Anderson is a jurist and social scientist specialising in the study of mass atrocities and human rights. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law and Director of the Master of Human Rights Program at the University of Manitoba.
He is the author of Perpetrating Genocide: A Criminological Account (Routledge, 2019) and the co-editor of Researching Perpetrators of Genocide (University of Wisconsin Press, 2020). Anderson’s research focuses on perpetrators of international crimes, the criminology of genocide, transitional justice and hate crimes. He is a former Vice President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars and currently on the Board of Directors of the Sentinel Project for Genocide Prevention as well as the Advisory Board of an AHRC funded project on “Compromised Identities? Reflections on Perpetration and Complicity under Nazism” at University College London.
He holds a BA and MA in International Affairs (conflict studies) from Carleton University and the University of Saskatchewan and a Ph.D. and LLM in International Human Rights Law from the National University of Ireland and Utrecht University respectively. In the Council for Global Cooperation, he is the Advisory Chair of the Genocide, Holocaust and Disaster Studies vertex.