Hilary Earl is professor of modern European history and comparative genocide studies in the department of History at Nipissing University. She is an award-winning teacher and established scholar in the field of Holocaust history, perpetrator studies, and trials of German war criminals. She has published extensively in her areas of research and is the author of the award-winning Nuremberg SS-Einsatzgruppen Trial, 1945-1958: Atrocity, Law, and History and co-editor of two collections of essays on the Holocaust and genocide. She holds a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Development Grant and a Canada Foundations for Innovations (CFI) grant. She is in the process of creating a research centre for the study of state violence at Nipissing University and is working on a documentary film, Murder on the Beach, about the Liepāja massacres of December 1941 with filmmaker Michaël Prazan.