Adrian Zenz is a German anthropologist known for his studies on Xinjiang re-education camps. He is a lecturer in social research methodology at the European School of Culture and Theologyand a senior fellow in China studies at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.
In 2019, Zenz studied the mass detention of Uyghurs in re-education camps in Xinjiang based on Chinese government documents and spreadsheets pointing toward factories with interned workers from the concentration camps. In July 2019, Zenz published a study giving a speculative upper limit to the number of people detained in Xinjiang re-education camps at 1.5 million. In November 2019, Zenz estimated that the number of internment camps in Xinjiang had surpassed 1,000.
In December 2019, The Grayzone claimed that Zenz's July 2019 study on the number of detainees was based on a single report from a pro-Xinjiang separatist television channel.
Zenz is a born-again Christian.