Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies


Choice Award 2023 for Ton Robben

Professor Emeritus Ton Robben (Dept. of Anthropology) has received the prestigious 2023 Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Title from the American Library Association for the book Perpetrators: Encountering Humanity’s Dark Side (2023, Stanford University Press) that was co-authored by Alex Hinton (Rutgers University). Based on in-depth interviews with Argentine and Cambodian perpetrators of disappearances and genocide, the book offers scholars crucial guidance on how to unravel the complexities of mass violence through conversations with perpetrators, the analysis of dreams about the research, and by using different narrative styles.