Mahmood Mamdani

Mahmood Mamdani

Mahmood Mamdani is the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University. He received his PhD from Harvard University in 1974 and specialises in the study of African history and politics. His works explore the intersection between politics and culture, a comparative study of colonialism since 1452, the history of civil war and genocide in Africa, the Cold War and the War on Terror, and the history and theory of human rights. He’s the author of When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism and Genocide in Rwanda (2001).

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