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Research Interests:

Globalization; IR theory; international political economy; African politics; political economy of higher education; African political theory.

Books

Making the World Global: American Universities and the Production of the Global Imaginary (Duke University, forthcoming Spring 2019).

Politics of African Anticolonial Archive, Shiera S. el-Malik and Isaac Kamola, eds. (London: Rowman and Littlefield International, 2017). (table of contents, preface, and introduction)

Global Flows: Higher Education and Transnational Politics, Meng-Hsuan Chou, Isaac Kamola, and Tamson Pietsch, eds. (New York: Routledge, under contract). (link) (overview)

 Edited Contributions

“Higher Education and World Politics” (with Neema Noori), Symposium in PS: Political Science and Politics, 47(3), July 2014, 599-627.

 Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

“Pirate Capitalism, or the Primitive Accumulation of Capital Itself,” Millennium: Journal of International Studies (forthcoming).

“Steve Biko and a Critique of Global Governance as White Liberalism,” African Identities, 2014, 1-15. (PDF)

“Why Global?: Diagnosing the Globalization Literature Within a Political Economy of Higher Education,” International Political Sociology, 7(1), March 2013, 41-58. (PDF)

“U.S. Universities and the Production of the Global Imaginary,” British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 2012, 1-19. (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)

Book Chapters

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)

“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)

“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)

“Sub-Saharan Africa and Globalization,” The SAGE Handbook of Globalization, Manfred B. Steger, Paul Battersby and Joseph Siracusa, eds. (2013) (forthcoming).

“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, forthcoming).

Symposia, Review Essays, and Invited Articles

“A Time for Anticolonial Theory” (review essay), Contemporary Political Theory, 2017. (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)

Under Review

“The Phenomenology of Violence and the Liberal Peace,” with Ilan Baron, Jonathan Havercroft, Jonneke Koomen, Justin Murphy & Alex Prichard (R&R, International Studies Quarterly)

“Africa’s Long ‘68: Decolonization and the World University System,” special issue of Cultural Politics (submitted December 15)

“Memories from Conferences Past: Reflections on Academic Knowledge Production,” special issue of Borderlands

 


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