Ngonidzashe Munemo

Ngonidzashe Munemo

Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity and Equity, Associate Professor of Political Science

Hopkins Hall


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. 


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

PSCI 141 / GBST 141 S / LEAD 141 S

Bandits and Warlords

PSCI 249 / INST 249 S

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

PSCI 341

Modern Midas? Resource Abundance and Development

PSCI 352 T

Comparative Political Economy

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)

Current Committees

  • Diversity and Community
  • Global Studies
  • Public Health