Globalization; IR theory; international political economy; African politics; political economy of higher education; African political theory.
Free Speech and Koch Money: Manufacturing a Campus Culture War (with Ralph Wilson, forthcoming 2021 [Pluto Press])
Making the World Global: American Universities and the Production of the Global Imaginary (Duke University, 2019). (table of contents, preface, and introduction)
- Reviewed in: American Quarterly, Contemporary Sociology, H-Net, International Politics Reviews (forum + podcast), Perspectives on Politics, Reviews in American History.
Politics of African Anticolonial Archive, Shiera S. el-Malik and Isaac Kamola, eds. (London: Rowman and Littlefield International, 2017).
“Higher Education and World Politics” (with Neema Noori), Symposium in PS: Political Science and Politics, 47(3), July 2014, 599-627. (PDF)
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
“IR, the Critic, and the World: From Reifying the Discipline to Decolonizing the University,” Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 2020, 1-26. (PDF)
“Flipping the Academic Conference, or How We Wrote a Peer-Reviewed Journal Article in a Day,” with Ilan Baron, Jonathan Havercroft, Jonneke Koomen, & Alex Prichard, Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, 2020, 1-17. (PDF)
“The Long ‘68: African Universities, Decolonization, and the Emergence of a World University System,” Cultural Politics, 15(3), 2019, 303-314. (PDF)
“Dear Administrators: To Protect Your Faculty from Right-Wing Attacks, Follow the Money,” Journal of Academic Freedom, 10, 2019, 1-22. (PDF)
“Five Tips on Contingency,” PS: Political Science and Politics, 52(3), July 2019, 522-523. (PDF)
“Liberal Pacification and the Phenomenology of Violence,” with Ilan Baron, Jonathan Havercroft, Jonneke Koomen, Justin Murphy & Alex Prichard, International Studies Quarterly, 63(1), 2018, 199-212. (PDF)
“Pirate Capitalism, or the Primitive Accumulation of Capital Itself,” Millennium: Journal of International Studies. (PDF)
“Memories from Conferences Past: Reflections on Academic Knowledge Production,” Borderlands, 16(2), 2017, 1-13. (PDF)
“Steve Biko and a Critique of Global Governance as White Liberalism,” African Identities, 2014, 1-15. (PDF)
“U.S. Universities and the Production of the Global Imaginary,” British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 16, 2014, 515-533. (PDF)
“Why Global?: Diagnosing the Globalization Literature Within a Political Economy of Higher Education,” International Political Sociology, 7(1), March 2013, 41-58. (PDF)
“Pursuing Excellence in a ‘World Class African University’: The Mamdani Affair and the Politics of ‘Global’ Higher Education,” Journal of Higher Education in Africa, 9(1&2), 2011, 147-168. (PDF)
“Creating Commons: Divided Governance, Participatory Management, and Struggles Against the Enclosure of the University” (with Eli Meyerhoff), Polygraph 21, 2009, 15-37. (PDF)
“The Global Coffee Economy and the Production of Genocide in Rwanda,” Third World Quarterly 28(3), April 2007, 571-592. (PDF)
“Searching for Sugar Man: Apartheid and the Global Imaginary,” Revisiting the Global Imaginary:
Theories, Ideologies, Subjectivities: Essays in Honour of Manfred Steger, Chris Hudson and Erin K.
Wilson, eds. (Palgrave MacMillan, 2019), 67-83. (PDF)
The Arab Spring, U.S. Intervention, and the Politics of Rwandan Remorse,” U.S. Approaches to the Arab Uprisings: International Relations and Democracy Promotion, Amentahru Wahlrab, Michael J.McNeal, and Matthew S. Weinert, eds. (London: I. B. Tauris, 2018), 75-95. (PDF)
“Introduction: Politics of African Anticolonial Archive” (with Sheira S. el-Malik), in Politics of African Anticolonial Archive, Shiera S. el-Malik and Isaac Kamola, eds. (London: Rowman and Littlefield International, 2017), 1-15. (PDF)
“Amilcar Cabral and a Politics of Realism without Abstraction,” Politics of African Anticolonial Archive, Shiera S. el-Malik and Isaac Kamola, eds. (London: Rowman and Littlefield International, 2017), 83-99. (PDF)
“The Transnational Politics of Higher Education” (with Meng-Hsuan Chou and Tamson Pietsch), The Transnational Politics of Higher Education: Contesting the Global/Transforming the Local, Meng-Hsuan Chou, Isaac Kamola, and Tamson Pietsch, eds. (New York: Routledge, 2016), 1-20. (PDF)
“Situating ‘The Global University’ in South Africa,” Global Flows: Higher Education and Transnational Politics, Meng-Hsuan Chou, Isaac Kamola, and Tamson Pietsch, eds. (New York: Routledge, 2016). (PDF)
“Africa and Globalization,” The SAGE Handbook of Globalization, Manfred B. Steger, Paul Battersby and Joseph Siracusa, eds. (London: SAGE Publications, 2014), 231-243.
“The Politics of Knowledge Production: On Structure and the World of ‘The Wire,’” Everything is Connected: The Politics of HBO’s ‘The Wire’, Shirin Deylami and Jonathan Havercroft, eds. (New York: Routledge, 2014), 59-86.
“Capitalism at Sea: Piracy and ‘State Failure’ in the Gulf of Aden,” Globalization, Social Movements and Peacebuilding, Jackie Smith and Ernesto Verdeja, eds. (Syracuse University Press, 2013), 134-158. (PDF)
“Reading ‘the Global’ in the Absence of Africa,” Thinking International Relations Differently, Arlene B. Tickner and David L. Blaney, eds. (Routledge, 2012), 183-204. (PDF)
Symposia, Review Essays, and Invited Articles
“QAnon and the Digital Lumpenproletariat,” New Political Science, 46(3), 2021, 231-34. (PDF)
“The University and the World,” International Politics Review, 2021. (PDF)
“A Time for Anticolonial Theory” (review essay), Contemporary Political Theory, 18(2), 2017, 67-74. (PDF)
“Higher Education and World Politics” (with Neema Noori), PS: Political Science and Politics, 47(3), July 2014, 599-603. (PDF)
“The African University as ‘Global’ University,” PS: Political Science and Politics, 47(3), July 2014, 604-607. (PDF)
“Coffee and Genocide: A Political Economy of Violence in Rwanda,” Transition: An International Review, 99 (2008), 54-70. (PDF)
Book Reviews (selected)
Emilio de Ípola, trans. Gavin Arnall, Althusser, The Infinite Farewell (Duke 2018). In New Political Science, 2020, 42(2), 246-249. (PDF)
Nancy MacLean, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America (Viking, 2017). In Populism, 2018, 1, 214-218. (PDF)
Peter Koehn and Milton Obamba, The Transnationally Partnered University: Insights from Research and Sustainable Development Collaborations in Africa (Palgrave, 2014). In Journal of Modern African Studies, 2016 54(1), 171-172.
Media and Blog Posts (selected)
“Whom Does Campus Reform Target and What Are the Effects?” (with Hans-Joerg Tiede, Samantha McCarthy, and Alyson K. Spurgas, Academe (AAUP), Spring 2021.
“Where Does the Bizarre Hysteria About ‘Critical Race Theory’ Come From? Follow the Money!,” Inside Higher Ed (June 3, 2021)
“Crashing the Academic Conversation,” Chronicle of Higher Education (July 9, 2017)