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Jeffrey Bachman Sr Professorial Lecturer School of International Service

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Send email to Jeffrey Bachman
(202) 885-6826 (Office)
SIS - School of International Service
SIS - 240
Additional Positions at AU
Program Chair, Ethics, Peace, and Human Rights Program
Society for Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs Advisor
Degrees
PhD, Law and Public Policy, Northeastern University, M.A., Composition and Rhetoric, Rowan University, B.A., Business Management, Widener University

Languages Spoken
Very basic Russian
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Book Currently Reading
The Last Astronaut
Bio
Jeff Bachman is a Professorial Lecturer in Human Rights and Chair of the Ethics, Peace, and Human Rights MA Program. His research and teaching interests focus primarily on critical genocide studies.
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For the Media
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Teaching

Spring 2021

  • SIS-622 Human Rights

  • SISU-270 Justice, Ethics & Human Rights

  • SISU-370 Topics Just/Ethics/Human Rgts: Human Rights: Pol & Practice

Summer 2021

  • SIS-793 Practicum in Int'l Affairs: Human Rights & Pol Violence

Fall 2021

  • SIS-622 Human Rights

Partnerships & Affiliations

  • International Studies Association
    Member

  • International Association of Genocide Scholars
    Member

  • International Network of Genocide Scholars
    Member

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

  • The United States and Genocide: (Re)Defining the Relationship. London: Routledge Studies in Genocide and Crimes against Humanity. Paperback published 2019. Hardback published 2017.

  • Cultural Genocide: Law, Politics, and Global Manifestations. Edited volume. London: Routledge Studies in Genocide and Crimes against Humanity. Hardback published 2019.

  • “Teaching Genocide.” In the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies. Oxford University Press, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190846626.013.597

  • “Situating Contributions from Underrepresented Groups and Geographies within the Field of Genocide Studies.” International Studies Perspectives. Published online September 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/isp/ekaa011

  • “Four Schools of Thought on the Relationship Between War and Genocide.” Journal of Genocide Research 22, no. 4 (2020): 479-501. https://doi.org/10.1080/14623528.2020.1756558

  • “Trends in Cases Studied and Implications for the Field of Genocide Studies.” Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal 14, no. 1 (2020): 2-20. https://doi.org/10.5038/1911-9933.14.1.1706

  • “A ‘Synchronized Attack’ on Life: the Saudi-Led Coalition’s ‘Hidden and Holistic’ Genocide in Yemen and the Shared Responsibility of the US and UK.” Third World Quarterly 40, no. 2 (2019): 298-316. https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2018.1539910

  • “Lethal Sterility: Innovative Dehumanization in Legal Justifications of Obama’s Drone Policy.” With Jack Holland. The International Journal of Human Rights 23, no. 6 (2019): 1028-1047. https://doi.org/10.1080/13642987.2019.1592159

Work In Progress

  • The Politics of Genocide: From the Genocide Convention to the Responsibility to Protect. Under contract by Rutgers University Press for the Genocide, Political Violence, Human Rights series.

  • War as Genocide: The Nexus Between Aggressive War and Genocide. Manuscript proposal in progress.

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • Scholar-Teacher of the Year Award, School of International Service, American University. Nominated by colleagues and selected as winner by Awards Committee, 2019-2020.

  • Outstanding School of International Service MA Program Director, American University. Nominated by colleagues and selected as winner by Awards Committee, 2018-2019.

AU Experts

Area of Expertise

U.S. foreign policy and human rights, genocide, counterterrorism and human rights, media coverage of human rights, drones, torture, human rights law

Additional Information

Jeff Bachman focuses his research on genocide, counterterrorism and human rights, media coverage of human rights events, and state responsibility and individual accountability for violations of human rights law and international humanitarian law. He is especially interested in the misuse of the law as a political tool through its selective application and enforcement. Jeff has field experience working for Amnesty International in the Government Relations for Europe/Eurasia program.

For the Media

To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

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