Ngonidzashe Munemo

Ngonidzashe Munemo

Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, 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

Comparative Politics, Contemporary African Politics, Famine Studies, Political Development, Political Economy, Political Violence, Democratization and Institution Building


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

PSCI 141 / GBST 141 / LEAD 141

Bandits and Warlords

PSCI 249 / GBST 249

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

PSCI 341

Modern Midas? Resource Abundance and Development

PSCI 350 T

Comparative Political Economy

Scholarship/Creative Work

With Adrienne LeBas, “Elite Conflict, Compromise, and Enduring Authoritarianism: Two Episodes of Polarization in Zimbabwe, 1980 to 2008,” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 681:1 (Jan. 2019), p. 209-226.

Stephen Chan and Julia Gallagher, Why Mugabe Won: The 2013 elections in Zimbabwe and their aftermath. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). In Africa, 88:3, (2018), p. 624-626. Book review

Michael Bratton, Power Politics in Zimbabwe. (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2014). In Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 13:3 (Sept. 2015), p. 879-880. Book Review

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

  • Public Health