Fordham Africanist Group Research
Here are some of the works our scholars have published over the last ten years.
Caitlin Meehyee Beach, Sculpture at the Ends of Slavery (University of California Press, 2022)
Anjali Dayal, Incredible Commitments: How UN Peacekeeping Failures Shape Peace Processes (Cambridge University Press, 2021)
Julie Kleinman, Adventure Capital: Migration and the Making of an African Hub in Paris (University of California Press, 2019).
Yuko Miki, Frontiers of Citizenship: A Black and Indigenous History of Postcolonial Brazil (Cambridge University Press, 2018).
Jeannette Money and Sarah P. Lockhart, Migration Crises and the Structure of International Cooperation (University of Georgia Press, 2018).
Melissa Labonte and Kurt Mills (Edited Vol.), Human Rights and Justice: Philosophical, Economic, and Social Perspectives (Routledge, 2018).
Kurt Mills and Melissa Labonte (Edited Vol.), Accessing and Implementing Human Rights (Routledge, 2018).
Sarah Eltantawi, Sharia on Trial: Northern Nigeria's Islamic Revolution (University of California Press, 2017).
Amir H. Idris, Identity, Citizenship, and Violence in Two Sudans: Reimagining a Common Future (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)
Melissa Labonte, Human Rights and Humanitarian Norms, Strategic Framing, and Intervention: Lessons for the Responsibility to Protect (Routlege Press, 2013)
Isaie Dougnon, Travail de Blanc, Travail de Noir (Karthala 2007).
Jane Kane Edward, Sudanese Women Refugees: Transformations and Future Imaginings (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).
Amir H. Idris, Conflict and Politics of Identity in Sudan (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)
Amir H. Idris, Sudan's Civil War: Slavery, Race, and Formational. Identities. Queenston (Edwin Mellen Press, 2001).
John Entelis (Edited Vol.), Islam, Democracy, and the State in North Africa (Indiana University Press, 1997).
John Entelis & Phillip C Naylor (Edited Vol.), State and Society in Algeria (Westview Press), 1992.
John Entelis, Culture and Counterculture in Moroccan Politics (Westview Press, 1989). [2nd edition University Press of America, 1996].
John Entelis, Algeria: The Revolution Institutionalized (Westview Press, 1986). [Republished Routledge Library Editions: North Africa, Volume 1, 2016]
John Entelis, Comparative Politics of North Africa: Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia (Syracuse University Press, 1980). [Second Printing, 1984].
Father Patrick Ryan, Imale: Yoruba Participation in the Muslim Tradition: A Study of Clerical Piety (Scholars Press, 1978);
John Entelis, Pluralism and Party Transformation in Lebanon: Al-Kata'ib, 1936-1970 (Brill, 1974).
Vivian Chenxue Lu, “Mobilizing Home: Diasporic Agitations and the Global Remakings of Postwar Southeastern Nigeria,” African Studies Review, Vol. 65 / Issue 1, (March 2022), pp. 118-142.
Reiko Matsuda Goodwin, Anh Galat-Luong, Gérard Galat, “Putative white-naped mangabey (Cercocebus lunulatus) × olive baboon (Papio anubis) hybrids from Comoé National Park in Côte d’Ivoire,” Folia Primatologica (2022).
Nana Osei-Opare, “‘If You Trouble a Hungry Snake, You Will Force It to Bite You’: Rethinking Postcolonial African Archival Pessimism, Worker Discontent, and Petition Writing in Ghana, 1957-66,” Journal of African History, Vol. 62 / No. 1, (April 2021), pp. 59-78.
Yuko Miki, “Citizens of nowhere: illegal slavery and racial silence in the African and Indigenous histories of Postcolonial Brazil,” Citizenship Studies, Vol. 25 / Issue 4, (May 2021), pp. 474-490.
John Entelis, “Tunisian Democracy on Hold: Coup, Counter-Coup, or Creative Destruction?” MENA Politics Newsletter, American Political Science Association, Vol. 4 / No. 2 (Fall 2021), pp. 44-47.
Isaie Dougnon, “‘To Be at Home’ in Bamako, or Life after Death,” Cahiers d’études africaines Vol. 237 / Issue 1, (2020), pp. 115-140.
Jane Kani Edward, “Reconfiguring the South Sudanese Women’s Movement,” BRILL: HAAWA – Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World, vol. 17, issue 1, (April 2019), pp. 55-84
Nana Osei-Opare, “Uneasy Comrades: Postcolonial Statecraft, Race, and Citizenship, Ghana–Soviet Relations, 1957–1966,” Journal of West African History, Vol. 5 / No. 2, (Fall 2019), pp. 85-111.
Amir Idris, “Historicizing Race, Ethnicity, and the Crisis of Citizenship in Sudan and South Sudan,” The Middle East Journal, Vol. 73 / No. 4 (Winter 2019), pp. 591-604.
Tyesha Maddox, “More than Auxiliary: Caribbean Women and Social Organizations in the Interwar Period,” Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, Issue 12 (2018), pp. 67-94.
William Akoto, “On the Nature of the Causal Relationships between Foreign Direct Investment, GDP and Exports in South Africa,” Journal of International Development, Vol 28 / No.1 (2016), pp. 112-126.
John Entelis, “What Does an Amended Constitution Really Change About Algeria?” The Washington Post-Monkey Cage, January 19, 2016.
John Entelis, “The Algerian Conundrum: Authoritarian State, Democratic Society,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Policy Paper #3, January 2016, pp. 9.
Sarah Eltantawi, "What Does 'Modernity' and 'Postmodernity' Mean to Northern Nigerians?," Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Vol. 84, No. 1 (March 2016), pp. 60-73.
Isaie Dougnon, “Reinterpreting Labor Migration as Initiation Rite:‘Ghana Boys’ and European Clothing in Dogon Country (Mali), 1920-1960,” African Economic History, Vol. 44, 2016, pp. 73–90.
Melissa Labonte, Stephanie L. Burrell Storms, Ana Marie N. Siscar, and Susan F. Martin, “Men and Women for Others: Collaborative Learning and Innovative Assessment in Humanitarian Studies,” International Studies Perspectives, Vol. 16 (May 2015), pp. 107-126.
Melissa Labonte and Nezih Altay, “Challenges in Humanitarian Information Management and Exchange: Evidence from the Haiti Response,” Disasters Vol. 38 / No. 1 (April 2014), pp. S50- S72.
Julie Kleinman, “Adventures in Infrastructure: Making an African Hub in Paris,” City & Society, Vol. 26 / Issue 3 (December 2014), pp. 286-307.
Jane Kani Edward, “Women and Human Rights in South Sudan,” Journal of Catholic Social Thought, vol. 10, no. 1, (Winter 2013), pp. 91-115.
William Akoto, “Do countries strategically improve their institutions to access increased debt relief?” Economics Bulletin, Vol. 33 / No. 2 (2013), pp. 1185-1192.
William Akoto, “The HIPC Initiative: What Affects Duration?”, Economics Bulletin, Vol 33 / No.1 (2013), pp. 372-378.
Melissa Labonte and Anne C. Edgerton, “Towards a Typology of Humanitarian Access Denial,” (co-authored with Anne C. Edgerton), Third World Quarterly, Vol. 34 / No. 1 (February 2013), pp. 39-57.
Amir Idris, “Rethinking Identity, Citizenship, and Violence in Sudan,” International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 44 / No. 2, (2012), pp. 324–26.
Melissa Labonte, “Whose Responsibility to Protect? The Implications of Double Manifest Failure for Civilian Protection,” International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 16 / No. 7 (2012), pp. 982-1002.
Melissa Labonte, “From Patronage to Peacebuilding? Elite Capture and Governance from Below in Sierra Leone,” African Affairs Vol. 111 / No. 442 (2012), pp. 90-115.
Isaie Dougnon, “ Child Trafficking or Labor Migration?: A Historical Perspective from Mali’s Dogon Country,” Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development, Vol. 2/ No. 1 (Spring 2011), pp. 85-105.
Isaie Dougnon, “Migration for ‘white man's work’: an empirical rebuttal to Marxist theory,” African Identities, Vol. 9/ Issue 3, (August 2009), pp. 353-371.
Jane Kani Edward, “Conflict, Customary Law, Gender, and Women’s rights in South Sudan,” in Amir Idris, ed. South Sudan: Post-Independence Dilemmas. (Routledge, 2018), pp. 57-73.
Sarah Eltantawi, "The Difficulty of Accounting for Women Who Critique Sharia in Northern Nigeria," Daniels, T. eds. Sharia Dynamics. Contemporary Anthropology of Religion (Palgrave, 2017), pp. 203-221.
John Entelis, “Crafting Democracy: Political Learning as a Precondition for Sustainable Development in the Maghreb,” in Mohammed Cherkaoui, ed. What is Enlightenment? Continuity or Rupture in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings. (Lexington Books, 2016), pp. 209-219.
Isaie Dougnon, “Expelled from Fortress Europe: Returned Migrant Associations in Bamako and the Quest for Cosmopolitan Citizenship,” in Jan Willem Duyvendak, Peter Geschiere, and Evelien Tonkens, ed. The Culturalization of Citizenship (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), pp. 181-202.
Melissa Labonte, “R2P’s Status as a Norm,” in Alex J. Bellamy and Tim Dunne, eds. The Oxford Handbook on the Responsibility to Protect (Oxford University Press, 2016).
Melissa Labonte and Ishmeal Alfred Charles, “The Evolution of Rights-Based Humanitarianism in Sierra Leone,” in Christina Bennett, Matthew Foley, and Hanna B. Krebs, eds. The History of Humanitarianism: Africa. (Overseas Development Institute, 2016), pp. 89-101.
Isaie Dougnon, “Migration and Competition over Commercial Spaces: The Case of Songhay Migrants at the Kumasi Central Market, Ghana 1930–1948,” in Akinyinka Akinyoade and Jan-Bart Gewald, ed. African Roads to Prosperity (Brill, 2015), pp. 74-93.
Melissa Labonte, “Grappling with Double Manifest Failure: R2P and the Civilian Protection Conundrum,” in Kurt Mills and David Karp, eds. Protecting Human Rights: Duties and Responsibilities of State and Nonstate Actors (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015), pp. 245-267.
John Entelis, “The Authoritarian Impulse vs the Democratic Imperative,” in Marc Lynch, ed. The Arab Thermidor: The Resurgence of the Security State. (London School of Economics and Political Science, 2015), pp. 56-62.
John Entelis, “Algeria: The Outlier State?” in Justin O. Frosini and Francesco Biagi, ed. Political and Constitutional Transitions in North Africa: Actors and Factors. (Routledge, 2015), pp. 107-133.
John Entelis, “Algeria: Democracy Denied, and Revived?” in George Joffé, ed. North Africa’s Arab Spring. (Routledge, 2013), pp.149-174.
Jane Kani Edward, “The Consequences of Sudan’s Civil Wars on the Civilian Population,” in John Laband, ed. Civilians in Wartime Africa from Slavery Days to the Rwandan Genocide. (The Greenwood Press, 2006), pp. 227-252.
John Entelis and Laryssa Chomiak, “The Making of North Africa’s Intifada,” in David A. McMurray and Amanda Ufheil-Somers, ed. The Arab Revolts: Dispatches on Militant Democracy in the Middle East. (Indiana University Press), 2013, pp. 45-48.
John Entelis and Laryssa Chomiak, “Contesting Order in Tunisia: Crafting Political Identity” in Francesco Cavatorta, ed. Civil Society Activism Under Authoritarian Rule: A Comparative Perspective. (Routledge, 2013), pp. 73-93.
Isaie Dougnon, “Comparing Dogon and Songhai Migrations Towards Ghana,” in Mohamed Berraine and Hein de Haas, ed. African Migrations Research: Innovative Methods and Methodologies. (Africa World Press, 2012), pp. 177-203.
John Entelis, “Sonatrach: The Political Economy of an Algerian State Institution,” in David G. Victor, David R. Hults, and Mark Thurber, ed. Oil and Governance: State-Owned Enterprises and the World Energy Supply. (Cambridge University Press, 2012), pp. 567-609.
John Entelis, “Republic of Tunisia,” in David E. Long, Bernard Reich, and Mark Gasiorowski, ed. The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa. (Westview Press, 2011), pp. 509-535.
John Entelis, “Libya and Its North African Policy,” in Dirk Vandewalle, ed. Libya Since 1969: Qadhafi’s Revolution Revisited. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), pp. 173-190.
John Entelis, “Democratic Desires and the Authoritarian Temptation in the Central Maghreb,” in Yahia H. Zoubir and Haizam Amirah-Fernandez, ed. North Africa in Motion: Politics, Region, and the Limits of Transformation. (Routledge, 2008), pp. 9-30.
John Entelis, “The Republic of Tunisia,” in David E. Long, Bernard Reich, and Mark Gasiorowski, ed. The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa. 5 th edition. (Westview Press, 2007), pp. 516-548.
John Entelis, “Ahmed Ben Bella,” in Jay Winter and John Merriman, eds. Encyclopedia of Modern Europe: Europe Since 1914—Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2006.
John Entelis, “Déni de démocratie: L’Etat et la société civile en Algérie—Calcul rationnels et configurations culturelles,” in Jean- Noël and Jean-Claude Santucci, ed. Dispositifs de Démocratisation et Dispositifs Autoritaires en Afrique du Nord. (CNRS Editions, 2006), pp. 59-89.
John Entelis, “Islamist Politics and the Democratic Imperative: Comparative Lessons from the Algerian Experience,” in Michael Bonner, Megan Reif, and Mark Tessler, ed. Islam, Democracy and the State in Algeria: Lessons for the Western Mediterranean and Beyond. (Routledge/Curzon, 2005), pp. 202-215.
John Entelis, “L’héritage contradictoire de Bourguiba: modernisation et intolérance politique,” in Michel Camau and Vincent Geisser, ed. Habib Bourguiba: La trace et l’héritage. (Editions Karthala, 2004), pp. 223-247.
Jane Kani Edward, “South Sudanese Refugee Women: Questioning the Past, Imagining the Future,” in Patricia Grimshaw, Katie Holmes, and Marilyn Lake, ed. Women’s Rights and Human Rights: International Historical Perspectives. (Palgrave, 2001), pp. 272-289.
John Entelis, "SONATRACH-The Political Economy of Algerian Energy Resources: Risk Assessment in a Contested Environment," in David M. Raddock, ed. Navigating New Markets Abroad: Charting a Course for the International Businessperson. Second Edition. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001), pp. 147-179.
John Entelis, “State-Society Relations: Algeria as a Case Study," in Mark Tessler, Jodi Nachtwey, and Anne Banda, ed. Area Studies and Social Science: Strategies for Understanding Middle East Politics. (Indiana University Press, 1999), pp. 11-29.
John Entelis, "Government and Politics," in Helen Metz, ed. Morocco: A Country Study. 6th edition. (Library of Congress, 1998).
John Entelis, “Civil Society and the Authoritarian Temptation in Algerian Politics: Islamic Democracy vs. the Centralized State," in Augustus Richard Norton, ed. Civil Society in the Middle East. Vol. 2. (Brill, 1996), pp. 45-86.
John Entelis, "Civil Society and the Authoritarian Temptation in Algerian Politics," in Jillian Schwedler, ed. Toward Civil Society in the Middle East? A Primer. (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1995), pp. 42-43.
John Entelis, "Tunisia." In John L. Esposito, Editor In Chief. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World. Vol. 4. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995, pp. 235-240.
John Entelis, "The Maghreb: An Overview;" "Kingdom of Morocco;" "Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria;" "Republic of Tunisia," in David E. Long and Bernard Reich, eds. The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa. (Westview Press, 1980, 1986, 1995, 2002, 2007 [1980 edition, pp. 381-458; 1986 (2 rd ) edition, pp. 372-458; 1995 (3 rd ) edition, pp. 369-445; 2002 (4 th ) edition, pp. 392-488; 2007 (5 th ) edition, pp. 516-548.
John Entelis, "Government and Politics," in Helen Metz, ed. Algeria: A Country Study. 4th edition. (US Library of Congress, 1994), pp. 173-233.
John Entelis, "Islam, Democracy, and the State: The Reemergence of Authoritarian Politics in Algeria," in John Ruedy, ed. Islamism and Secularism in North Africa. (St. Martin's Press, 1994), pp. 219-251.
John Entelis,"`How Could Something So Right Go So Wrong?' The Collapse of Lebanon's Ethnoconfessional Democracy," in Farhad Kazemi and R.D. McChesney, eds. A Way Prepared: Essays on Islamic Culture in Honor of Richard Bayly Winder. (New York University Press, 1988), pp. 216-240.
John Entelis,"Mechanization, Mobilization, and the Market: Algerian Agricultural Policy in Transition." In Byron Cannon, ed. Terroirs et Sociétés au Maghreb et au Moyen Orient. (Maison de l'Orient, 1987), pp. 293-329.
John Entelis, “The Political Economy of North African Relations: Cooperation or Conflict?" in Halim Barakat, ed. Contemporary North Africa: Issues of Development and Integration. (Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, 1985), pp. 112-137.
John Entelis, "Algeria: Technocratic Rule, Military Power." In I. William Zartman, Mark A. Tessler, John P. Entelis, Russell A. Stone, Raymond Hinnebusch, and Shahrough Akhavi, eds. Political Elites in Arab North Africa. (Longman, 1982), pp. 92-143.
John Entelis, "Ethnic Conflict and the Reemergence of Radical Christian Nationalism in Lebanon." In Michael Curtis, ed. Religion and Politics in the Middle East. (Westview Press, 1981), pp. 227- 245.
John Entelis, "Oil Wealth and the Prospects for Democratization in the Arabian Peninsula: The Case of Saudi Arabia." In Naiem A. Sherbiny and Mark A. Tessler, eds. Arab Oil: Impact on the Arab Countries and Global Implications. (Praeger Publishers, 1976), pp. 77-111.
Nana Osei-Opare & Thom Loyd, “Anti-Black racism is upending easy narratives about the exodus from Ukraine,” The Washington Post, March 3, 2022.
Jane Kani Edward, “South Sudanese Women Thrive Amid Obstacles.” Radio Tamazuj, March 22, 2022.
Amir Idris, “Why the US needs to rethink its policy in the Horn of Africa,” The Hill, February 26, 2021.
Tyesha Maddox, “The Pandemic and the History of Mutual Aid,” Covid Calls Podcast EP #232, Expert Guest, March 3, 2021.
Nana Osei-Opare, “The Ghana-Soviet Connexion with Nana Osei-Opare,” The Slavic Connexion, Center for Russian, East Eurasian Studies, and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas, Austin, April 12, 2021.
Amir Idris, “Is there hope for South Sudan after 10 years of failure?,” The Hill, July 7, 2021.
Tyesha Maddox, “Explaining the Past, Present and Future of the Mutual Aid Movement,” NBC News LX, Expert Guest, September 1, 2021.
Amir Idris, “The trouble with South Sudan’s transitional government,” The Hill, February 28, 2020.
Jane Kani Edward, “What is Holding Women in South Sudan Back?” Radio Tamazuj, April 6, 2020.
Nana Osei-Opare, Starr FM, Ghanaian Radio Station, May 21, 2020.
Vivian Chenxue Lu, “The afterghosts of protest,” Africa is a Country, June 4, 2020.
Nana Osei-Opare “Around the world, America has long been a symbol of antiblack racism,” The Washington Post, June 5, 2020.
Tyesha Maddox, “Kerner Commission,” Fox 5 Daily News, Special Report, Expert Guest, June 5, 2020.
Tyesha Maddox, “We Caribbean, TeleSUR English--Ecuador, Television Program, Expert Guest on Black Protests in the United States, June 17, 2020.
Tyesha Maddox, “Everything You Need to Know About Juneteenth,” Listen Up, NBC New York, Local News Program, Expert Guest, June 19, 2020.
Nana Osei-Opare, “When It Comes to America’s Race Issues, Russia Is a Bogeyman,” Foreign Policy Magazine, July 6, 2020.
Amir Idris, “South Sudan’s fragile independence is falling apart,” The Hill, July 16, 2020.
Amir Idris, “Biden’s administration must promote peace, democracy and justice in the Sudans,” The Hill, November 16, 2020.
Nana Osei-Opare, “The Global Struggle Continues -- But So Does Racism,” with Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford, February 10, 2020.
Amir Idris, “3 ways Trump administration could show US cares about South Sudan,” The Hill, February 26, 2019.
Amir Idris, “US should choose to help Sudan’s protesters promote democracy,” The Hill, July 19, 2019.
Vivian Chenxue Lu, “The Nigerian Electricity Story,” Africa is a Country, April 24, 2019.
Jane Kani Edward, Featured in Brill Podcast to discuss my article titled “Reconfiguring the Women’s Movement in South Sudan,” BRILL: HAAWA – Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World, vol. 17, issue 1, (April 2019), pp. 55-84, (September 4, 2019).
William Akoto, “When It Comes To Coups, Timing Is A Curious Pattern,” Medium, 2019.
Nana Osei-Opare, Starr FM, Ghanaian Radio Station, Fall 2019.
Nana Osei-Opare, “Books that I Teach,” Black Agenda Report Book Forum, December 11, 2019.
Amir Idris, “Why the US must not ignore the struggle for South Sudan’s soul,” The Hill, December 5, 2018.
Jane Kani Edward, Interviewed by Ariun Enkhsaikhan, conducted on April 25, 2017, as part of the “Crises in Context” educational awareness campaign at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, (May 2, 2017).
Vivian Chenxue Lu, “Biafra–nostalgia as critique,” Africa is a Country, June 06, 2017.
Amir Idris, “What Role Can the U.S. Play in Fixing South Sudan?,” Newsweek, July 7, 2017.
Vivian Chenxue Lu, “Agitating the State: Biafran Money, Memes, and Mobility,” The Republic, November 14, 2017.
Amir Idris, “How to Heal the Wounds of South Sudan's Civil War,” Newsweek, January 14, 2016.
Amir Idris, “How Foreign Intervention Can Save South Sudan From Itself,” Newsweek, July 30, 2016.
Amir Idris, “South Sudan's Lost Generation of Uneducated Children,” Newsweek, January 24, 2016.
Jane Kani Edward, “What is the Status of Women in South Sudan after Beijing Plus?” Sudan Tribune, April 6, 2015.
William Akoto, “African term limits—is Mugabe right?” Quartz, 2015.
William Akoto, “If Nigerians Change Their Government Next Saturday, It Will Be a Boost for African Democracy, ” Quartz, 2015.
William Akoto, “Ordinary Nigerians Saved Africa’s Largest Democracy From Descending Into Voter Mayhem,” Quartz. 2015.
Nana Osei-Opare, “‘Mahama-OO!’ President John Mahama’s Woes,” The African Collective, August 25, 2014.
Nana Osei-Opare, “Securing Ghanaian Economic and Energy Independence and Prosperity,” The African Collective, June 19, 2014.
Nana Osei-Opare, “African Agency: Nelson Mandela and the South African Communist Party,” The African Collective, June 18, 2014.
Nana Osei-Opare, “Term-Limits for Winners and Losers: Constitutional Democracy & Republicanism,” The African Collective, April 21, 2014.
Jane Kani Edward, “Can Women in South Sudan Make National Decisions?” Sudan Tribune, April 14, 2013.
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