Jürgen Zimmerer is Professor of Global History and the head of the research center “Hamburg’s (post-)colonial legacy” at the University of Hamburg. Between 2005 and 2017 he was founding president of the International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS). Between 2005 and 2011 he also served as Editor/Senior Editor of the Journal of Genocide. His research interests include German Colonialism, Comparative Genocide, Colonialism and the Holocaust, and Environmental Violence and Genocide.
His books “German Rule, African Subjects. State Aspirations and the Reality of Power in South West Africa” and “From Windhoek to Auschwitz? On the relationship between Colonialism and the Nazism” are currently been translated and will be published in English in 2021.