Ngonidzashe Munemo

Ngonidzashe Munemo
Associate Professor of Political Science, Chair of International Studies Program
email
413-597-2010
Schapiro Hall Rm 216

Education

B.A. Bard College (2000)
M.A. Columbia University, Political Science (2001)
Ph.D. Columbia University, Political Science (2008)

Areas of Expertise

I specialize in comparative politics, with a focus on contemporary African politics.

My current work examines executive succession in Africa between 1960 to the present, considering why successions are orderly and constitutionally regulated in some countries, but unregulated and coercive in others. 

Courses

Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

PSCI 243 / AFR 256 (S)

Politics of Africa

PSCI 249 / INST 249 (F)

From Beetroot to Zero Grazing: Comparative Response to AIDS in Africa

PSCI 340

Why States Fail: Political Violence at the End of the 20th Century

PSCI 341 (S)

Modern Midas? Resource Abundance and Development

PSCI 352 T

Comparative Political Economy

PSCI 440 (F)

Senior Seminar in Comparative Politics: Political Development

Current Committees

Committee on Academic Standing (2012-2015)
International Studies Program (2013-2015)
Public Health (2013-2015)

Scholarship/Creative Work

 Domestic Politics and Drought Relief in Africa: Explaining Choices  (Boulder & London: First Forum Press, 2012).

How Will Climate Change Transform Governance and Regional Security in Southern Africa?” in Daniel Moran ed. Climate Change and National Security: A Country Level Analysis. (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2011)

“Social Protection in Post-Crisis Zimbabwe: Challenges and Priorities for Reform,” in Dr. Admos Chimhowu ed. Moving Forward in Zimbabwe – Reducing Poverty and Promoting Growth. (Manchester, U.K.: Brooks World Poverty Institute, The University of Manchester 2009)

“Political Incumbency and Drought Relief in Africa,” in Armando Barrientos and David Hulme eds. Social Protection for the Poor and Poorest: Concepts, Policies and Politics. (Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2008)