J. Otto Pohl
Dr. J. Otto Pohl is a Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Ghana (Legon), where he teaches Modern European and World History. From 2008 to 2010, he served as an associate professor of International and Comparative Politics at American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. He earned a B.A. (1992) in History from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, and an M.A. (2002) and Ph.D. (2004) in History from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom. He is the author of two books, The Stalinist Penal System (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1997) and Ethnic Cleansing in the USSR, 1937–1949 (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1999). He has also written a number of shorter pieces on the subject of national deportations in the USSR. Among the journals that have featured his work are Human Rights Review, Journal of Genocide Research and Journal of Interdisciplinary History.