Genocide Expert Back From War Zone

Posted: February 10, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Samuel Totten, a genocide scholar based at the University of Arkansas, is photographed in the town of Kauda in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan during a visit in January 2012. Totten returned to the war-torn region in December to oversee distribution of more than 5 tons of food to residents there.

Relentless dust, intense heat and the constant threat of a bomb falling on him were just some of what one Washington County resident experienced during the holiday season.

At A Glance

Totten Talks

Samuel Totten will talk about his recent trip to Sudan and his book “Genocide by Attrition: Nuba Mountains, Sudan” from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. The event is free.

Source: Staff Report


Sam Totten snapped this photo of Sudanese rebels from the Nuba Mountains region on Jan. 5. He said he was surprised by how wi... (Credit: Courtesy Photo)

At A Glance

Totten’s Career

Samuel Totten officially retired from teaching education at the University of Arkansas last year. In the early 1990s, he co-developed the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s guidelines for teaching about the Holocaust. He served as one of 24 members of a U.S. State Department team that traveled to Africa in 2004 to interview refugees of the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. He received a Fulbright Fellowship in 2007 to conduct research in Rwanda while developing a genocide studies program at the National University of Rwanda. He has written or edited several books related to genocide.

Source: University Of Arkansas

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