is a genocide scholar based at the University of Arkansas,
In July and August of 2004,
Totten served as one of 24 investigators on the
U.S. State Department's Darfur Atrocities Documentation Project whose
express purpose was to conduct interviews with refugees from Darfur in
to ascertain whether genocide had been perpetrated or not in Darfur. Based
upon the data collected by the team of investigators, U.S. Secretary of
State Colin Powell declared on September 9, 2004, that genocide had been
perpetrated in Darfur, Sudan, by Government of Sudan troops and the
Among the books he has co-edited
and authored are: and Genocide in Darfur:
Investigating Atrocities in the Sudan (New York: Routledge, 2006), and
Oral and Documentary History of the Darfur Genocide [Two Volumes] Series:
Praeger Security International (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2010).
Totten is currently completing
a book on the 1990s Nuba Mountains genocide.