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 Mahmood Mamdani

Mahmood Mamdani is the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University.  He is also the Director of the Institute of African Studies at SIPA.

Mahmood Mamdani's reputation as an expert in African history, politics and international relations has made him an important voice in contemporary debates about the changing role of Africa in a global context.  His book Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism (Princeton University Press, 1996) has been hailed as one of the best scholarly works on Africa published in English, and won the prestigious Herskovits Award of the African Studies Association of the USA (1998).  Other books include When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda (Princeton University Press, 2002), Beyond Rights Talk and Culture Talk: Comparative Essays on the Politics of Rights and Culture (editor, Palgrave Macmillan, November 2000), Crises and Reconstruction - African Perspectives: Two Lectures (with Colin Leys, Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, December 1998), Imperialism and Fascism in Uganda (Africa World Press Inc., 1983), and many others.

Recent works include "Iraq: Collective Punishment in War and Peace," in Irwin Abrams and Wang Gungwu, eds., The Iraq War and Its Consequences: Thoughts of Nobel Peace Laureates and Eminent Scholars (World Scienti.c, 2004); and When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda (Princeton University Press, 2002). He is also author of the Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror (2004).

Professor Mamdani holds a BA from the University of Pittsburgh (1967).  He received an MA and MALD from Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1969, and in 1974 he received his PhD from Harvard University.  His other academic appointments include A.C. Jordan Professor of African Studies and Director for the Center for African Studies at the University of Cape Town (South Africa).  He has taught at the University of Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania) and Makerere University (Uganda). 

He is the founding Director of the Centre for Basic Research in Kampala, Uganda, and is the current President (1999-2002) of the Council for the Development of Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Africa's social science body based in Senegal.  Mr. Mamdani's current work focuses on internal conflict and civil war in Africa, with particular attention given to the political and social restructuring which such conflict elicits.

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This is what Professor Mahmood Mamdani has called in his book, Scholars in the Marketplace. Inevitably it leads to a host of other problems, including declining standards.
The current conflict is the ultimate result of this property system. Such approaches were commonplace among imperialists at the time, in what Mahmood Mamdani has called the strategy of 're-define and rule.' Indeed, the opposition between the Hutus and ...
In the weeks leading up to the April 18 protest, Nyanzi had listed several grievances against Executive Director Mahmood Mamdani's administration. They included the blocking of her promotion, the allocation of institute office space to Mamdani's spouse ...
But such demands are not new. Some of Africa's brightest minds - among them Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Ali Mazrui and Mahmood Mamdani - have fought hard down the decades for decolonisation: of knowledge, of the curriculum ...
The first of these was the half-nude protest she embarked upon in April last year against the alleged maladministration of Mahmood Mamdani, director of Makerere Institute of Social Research - a demonstration she broadcast on social media, generating ...
"Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness." This is the opening line of the preface to Michel Foucault's classic study, Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason.
In that case, she went up against internationally renowned Mahmood Mamdani, executive director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research.
On live television, in one memorable occasion, she stripped half-naked to protest her eviction from her office at Makerere University, for allegedly breaching departmental policy.
Last year, she was involved in a very public employment dispute with her boss professor Mahmood Mamdani, a luminary African scholar.
Although he is still a tenured member of the faculty at Columbia University, Mahmood Mamdani has taken what he describes as "10 years' time off" to develop an institution devoted to "decolonising the mind".
Born in Uganda and having lived there with his parents, filmmaker Mira Nair and academic Mahmood Mamdani, Young Cardamom created music in Kampala which shared perspectives on Ugandan politics and brown-black relations relevant to his identity ...
Following the intellectual example of Archie Mafeje, that of Julian Cobin and Mahmood Mamdani, young African intellectuals have a duty in the decoloniality movement to unmask alibis and ideologies in the naming of African historical developments.
The bifurcated citizenship of locals and settlers gave birth to decentralised despotism - a phrase used by Professor Mahmood Mamdani. The best example of decentralised despotism in Pakistan is the emergence of nationalist movements led by local despots ...
I have never met Stella Nyanzi in the flesh, not even when she, uh, laid bare her frustrations - and a lot more than just the proverbial pound of flesh - in her infamous fight with Prof Mahmood Mamdani. But I have met Dr Nyanzi through social media ...
Stella Nyanzi, who first shot to the limelight when she stripped naked in protest at Makerere University over what she said was unfair treatment by her boss, Prof Mahmood Mamdani, has continuously been embroiled in social media attacks about the regime.
... is the director of the Habib University Liberal Core Curriculum, and the former founding Dean of its school of arts, Humanities and Social sciences, in Karachi.
Mahmood Mamdani is correct. He argues that the postcolonial African state has a "bifurcated" political system in which the grammar of civil society, human rights and democracy is spoken by urban-based persons while those in rural areas are in the grip ...
However, this concept actually leads to an asymmetrical system with imperialist overtones, according to Ugandan political commentator, Mahmood Mamdani, who argues that through the language of R2P, non-Western countries are more often defined as ...
Mahmood Mamdani is correct. He argues that the postcolonial African state has a "bifurcated" political system in which the grammar of civil society, human rights and democracy is spoken by urban-based persons while those in rural areas are in the grip ...
However, this concept actually leads to an asymmetrical system with imperialist overtones, according to Ugandan political commentator, Mahmood Mamdani, who argues that through the language of R2P, non-Western countries are more often defined as ...
The literature Department is part of the College of Humanities and Social sciences, which, according to Mahmood Mamdani's Scholars in the Marketplace, was worst hit by Museveni's neoliberal reforms of higher education. Mamdani argues that as ...
Renowned Ugandan academic Mahmood Mamdani describes the events as "decentralized despotism" - a paternalistic urban elite making decisions for the "backward" rural poor.
Renowned Ugandan academic Mahmood Mamdani describes the events as "decentralised despotism" - a paternalistic urban elite making decisions for the "backward" rural poor.
Renowned Ugandan academic Mahmood Mamdani describes the events as "decentralized despotism" - a paternalistic urban elite making decisions for the "backward" rural poor.
Mahmood Mamdani, Ugandan scholar and political commentator, in his book Define and Rule pinpoints that in the late 19th century the British colonial statecraft introduced a "new idea of governance, as the definition and management of difference ...
As political and cultural theorist Mahmood Mamdani pointed out some time ago, the link between terrorism and Islam has "turned religious experience into a political category, differentiating 'good Muslims' from 'bad Muslims', rather than terrorists ...
Mahmood Mamdani after she refused to teach PhD students and participate in research projects. According to the University Appointments Board chairperson Bruce Kabasa, Nyanzi had been allowed back but they had not yet found her a placement.
F amines are declared only in such extreme circumstances that the world has been spared one since 250,000 people died in Somalia in 2011.
As we bemoan this culture, we need to ask whether universities are copying the trend in some primary schools or it's the dilemmas of neo-liberal economic thinking in our education system as Prof Mahmood Mamdani, director of Makerere Institute of Social ...
The Ugandan scholar Mahmood Mamdani says there are two kinds of truth: "truth that brings unresolved tensions to light; and truth that obscures, hides veils, masks the unpleasant facet of reality.
He is my compatriot and long-time Makerere colleague, Mahmood Mamdani. The Good Muslim, Bad Muslim and 400 hundred dollar anecdote was in my home library, deep in the Ugandan countryside.
... informalisation and intriguing succession politics in the ruling Zanu PF party, a weakened opposition and a civil society facing co-ordination and funding challenges as well as citizens that appear to be largely "subjects" in the Mahmood Mamdani sense.
U. wishes to politically engage with Middle East policy, they should use their incredible institutional prestige to bring in real scholars of international repute, like Mahmood Mamdani, instead of political hacks. Finally, we call upon our fellow ...
To rephrase academic, author and political commentator Mahmood Mamdani, we actually have a bifurcated neo-apartheid dispensation.
I n the final days of January, African leaders and diplomats will descend on Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital, for the African Union's (AU) 26th summit.
Ugandan scholar Mahmood Mamdani recently floated a plan in which the African Union would take the lead in setting up a transitional government for South Sudan.
The Ugandan scholar Mahmood Mamdani recently floated a plan in which the African Union would take the lead in setting up a transitional government for South Sudan.
... and other works [for example, Fatima Mernissi (1993), Bassim Tibi (1998), Abdelwahhab Meddeb (2003) and Mahmood Mamdani (2004)] provide us with the background to a better understanding the vicissitudes and existential threats to the Pakistan state.
Our politicians in the wake of adverse events or developments are often quick to reassure the marketplace that everything is under control.
Mahmood Mamdani, a member of the African Union Commission of Inquiry that investigated the fighting in 2013, said the role of the trusteeship would be to midwife and oversee an inclusive political process based on democratic reform.
He told a story about Makerere, home to famous African social scientist Mahmood Mamdani, who runs a major, globally respected research institute.
Prominent African idiographers are Archie Mafeje and Mahmood Mamdani. I believe that UCT MUST make room for BOTH nomotheism and idiography in its curriculum and that supporters of these different views of life should debate and then have a beer at ...
If they advocate and implement ideas recently professed by eminent decolonist scholars like Mahmood Mamdani and Achille Mbembe, departments/faculties could be dismembered to form a "pluriversity" within which courses would be required to 'inclusivize', ...
Mahmood Mamdani and Prof. Anyang Nyong'o. Good enough, truth has already triumphed over the devil as the issue of sanctions and arms embargo on South Sudan were defeated yesterday at the UNSC.
Mahmood Mamdani and Prof. Anyang Nyong'o. Good enough, truth has already triumphed over the devil as the issue of sanctions and arms embargo on South Sudan were defeated yesterday at the UNSC.
Senator Nyong'o's remarks, published as a column in the weekend edition of The Star newspaper, also endorse the position of Professor Mahmood Mamdani of the African Union Commission of Inquiry that South Sudan be placed under an international ...
Zimbabweans may be described as "voters, but not yet citizens." Mahmood Mamdani's classic thesis about citizens and subjects in late colonialism seems to apply strongly to Zimbabwe, a country in which the voice of the citizen has been largely non ...
First, it creates what Ugandan academic Mahmood Mamdani calls "ethnic citizenship" - an impression that the district belongs to the "sons of the soil".
He quoted Professor Mahmood Mamdani, who said in the past that "political decolonisation cannot be complete without an intellectual paradigm shift, which is what I mean by intellectual decolonisation.
It might be argued, as has Mahmood Mamdani, that Africans are perennial "subjects", and, for Zimbabweans, this may well have been the case for more than 100 years.


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