Ep. 120: A conversation with Zachariah Mampilly on researching African politics

Joining us this week is friend of the show, Zachariah Mampilly! He speaks with Kim about researching and teaching African politics, as well as his Program on African Social Research (PASR) which supports junior African scholars as they work to publish in academic journals

In the news wrap, Kim and Rachel talk about the Islamic State in Mozambique, news from Nigeria, and political updates in Côte d’Ivoire.

Listen to the episode below!

Our Guest

Zachariah Mampilly

Books from the Episode

Rebel Rulers: Insurgent Governance and Civilian Life during War by Zachariah Cherian Mampilly

Africa Uprising: Popular Protest and Political Change by Adam Branch and Zachariah Cherian Mampilly

Rebel Governance in Civil War edited by: Ana Arjona, Nelson Kasfir, and Zachariah Cherian Mampilly

Peacemaking: From Practice to Theory edited by Susan Allen Nan, Zachariah Cherian Mampilly, and Andrea Bartoli

From Pews to Politics: Religious Sermons and Political Participation in Africa by Gwyneth H. McClendon and Rachel Beatty Riedl

Neither Settler Nor Native by Mahmood Mamdani

The Three-Body Problem Series by Cixin Liu

Other Links and Articles

The Islamic State has ‘provinces’ in Africa. That doesn’t mean what you might think.” by Jason Warner

As militants overrun Mozambique oil town, fears rise of ‘humanitarian catastrophe’” by Max Bearak

Islamic State in Libya: From Force to Farce?” by Inga Kristina Trauthig

Algeria’s al-Qaeda defectors join IS group” by Al Jazeera

Militant Group in Egypt Vows Loyalty to ISIS” by David D. Kirkpatrick

Nigeria’s Boko Haram pledges allegiance to Islamic State” by BBC Africa

Islamic State puts the Sahel in West Africa – for now” by Robert Postings

The Islamic State in Congo” by Tara Candland, Adam Finck, Haroro J. Ingram, Laren Poole, Lorenzo Vidino, and Caleb Weiss

France’s Total suspends Mozambique gas project over jihadist attacks” by France 24

Nigeria suspends Twitter after the social media platform freezes president’s account” by Danielle Paquette

Trump congratulates Nigeria for Twitter ban, says more countries should do the same” by Tage Kene-Okafor

U.S. condemns Nigeria for blocking Twitter” by Associated Press

VPN Demand Surges Around the World” by Top10VPN

Germany acknowledged colonial atrocities in Namibia as genocide. Victims’ groups want more.” by Franziska Boehme

Germany colonial-era genocide reparations offer not enough – Namibia vice president” by Reuters

Mozambique: Rwandan Former Journalist Abducted” by All Africa

Exiled Rwandan Journalist Detained In Mozambique” by Agence France Presse

Program on African Social Research

Previous Episodes We Mentioned

Ep63. A conversation with Muna Ndulo on international financial transparency, investment vs. insurgency, and more

Ep. 103: A conversation with Cyril Obi of the African Peacebuilding Network

Ep24. Dr. Zachariah Mampilly raises some important questions about studying African Politics in the West

Ep. 113: A conversation with Nanjala Nyabola


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