Ngonidzashe Munemo

Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity, Associate Professor of Political Science

[email protected] 413-597-4252
Hopkins Hall


B.A. Bard College (2000)
M.A. Columbia University, Political Science (2001)
Ph.D. Columbia University, Political Science (2008)


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

PSCI 141 / GBST 141 / LEAD 141

Bandits and Warlords

PSCI 243 / AFR 256

Politics of Africa

PSCI 249 / INST 249

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


Prof. Munemo has a Ph.D. from Colombia and a B.A. from Bard.   He  specializes in comparative politics, with a focus on contemporary African politics.  His current book project,Incumbency and Relief in Africa, examines what happens when drought induces a crisis in provisioning.  Specifically, the book explains why some African governments adopt drought relief policies that are heavily reliant on free food aid, while other governments opt for labor-based relief to protect citizens from dearth.  The book develops a political framework that sheds light on the distinctive micro-political imperatives that lead some incumbents to choose food aid over labor-based relief.

Current Committees

  • Global Studies
  • Public Health