Ngonidzashe Munemo

Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity and Equity, Associate 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)


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

PSCI 141 / GBST 141 S / LEAD 141 S

Bandits and Warlords

PSCI 249 / INST 249 S

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

Current Committees

  • Diversity and Community
  • Global Studies
  • Public Health


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.