Ep26. A conversation with Dr. Chipo Dendere on the politics of exit in Zimbabwe and beyond

In this week’s episode, we speak with Dr. Chipo Dendere of Amherst College. We talk about her work on the politics of emigration out of Zimbabwe as well as protest movements, social media, and the role of money in politics. Music is by Audius. … More Ep26. A conversation with Dr. Chipo Dendere on the politics of exit in Zimbabwe and beyond

Ep25. A conversation with Anna Mwaba on the African Union, election monitoring, and more

In this week’s episode, we speak with Anna Mwaba (@annakapambwe), a PhD candidate at the University of Florida. We talk about her research on the African Union and election monitoring. We also talk about the unintended consequences of political science research on Africa by those of us trained in the West. Our chat begins at … More Ep25. A conversation with Anna Mwaba on the African Union, election monitoring, and more

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

In this week’s episode, we feature remarks by Dr. Zachariah Mampilly (@Ras_Karya), an Associate Professor of Political Science, International Studies, and Africana Studies at Vassar College. In 2012-2013, he was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He is the author of Rebel Rulers: Insurgent Governance and Civilian Life during … More Ep24. Dr. Zachariah Mampilly raises some important questions about studying African Politics in the West

Ep23. A conversation with Dr. Ken Opalo on the Kenyan elections

In this week’s episode, we speak with Dr. Kennedy Opalo (@kopalo), an assistant professor at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. His research focuses on the political economy of development, legislative development, and electoral politics in emerging democracies. Ken blogs regularly at his blog, An Africanist Perspective, and currently is writing a … More Ep23. A conversation with Dr. Ken Opalo on the Kenyan elections

Ep21. A conversation with Dr. Souleymane Soumahoro on development and politics in Africa

In this week’s episode, we speak with Dr. Souleymane Soumahoro (@soumduce), an economist currently consulting at the World Bank. Originally from Côte d’Ivoire, Dr. Soumahoro earned his bachelor of arts degree in political economy from Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal, his masters in economics at the Université D’Auverge in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and his … More Ep21. A conversation with Dr. Souleymane Soumahoro on development and politics in Africa

Ep20. A conversation with Dr. Adia Benton on global health, Ebola as a ‘charismatic disease,’ and more

In this week’s episode, we speak with Dr. Adia Benton (@Ethnography911), a professor in anthropology and in the Program of African Studies at Northwestern University. In 2015, the University of Minnesota Press published her book, HIV Exceptionalism: Disease through Development in Sierra Leone. We talk about her book and we also discuss the change in leadership at … More Ep20. A conversation with Dr. Adia Benton on global health, Ebola as a ‘charismatic disease,’ and more