Ngonidzashe Munemo

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Interim Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Professor of Political Science, Chair of Global Studies

Hopkins Hall


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


PSCI 243 / AFR 256

Politics of Africa (not offered 2020/21)

PSCI 249 / GBST 249

From Beetroot to Zero Grazing: Comparative Response to AIDS in Africa (not offered 2020/21)

PSCI 341

Modern Midas? Resource Abundance and Development (not offered 2020/21)

PSCI 350 T

Comparative Political Economy (not offered 2020/21)

Current Committees

  • Committee on Admission and Financial Aid (CAFA)
  • Global Studies, Chair
  • 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.