Faculty Bio

Zachariah Mampilly

Associate Professor of Political Science

B.A. Tufts University, M.A. Columbia University, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Zachariah Mampilly is the Director of Africana Studies and an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Vassar College. In 2012/2013, he was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He is the author of Rebel Rulers: Insurgent Governance and Civilian Life during War (Cornell U. Press 2011). Co-written with Adam Branch, Africa Uprising! Popular Politics and Unarmed Resistance is forthcoming from Zed Press.

Mampilly teaches courses on civil wars and rebel movements; race, ethnicity and nationalism; and the international relations of the Third World.