Aili Mari Tripp

Aili Mari Tripp is Professor of Political Science and Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also director of the Women’s Studies Research Center. Her teaching and research interests are in African politics, comparative politics, women and politics and gender studies in an international context. She has co-authored with Isabel Casimiro, Joy Kwesiga and Alice Mungwa a book entitled Women in Movement: Transformations in African Political Landscapes (Cambridge University Press, 2009). She is also author of Women and Politics in Uganda (2000) and Changing the Rules: The Politics of Liberalization and the Urban Informal Economy in Tanzania (1997). Recently she completed a book manuscript, Museveni’s Uganda: Paradoxes of Power, and is currently working on another book entitled, Gender, Power and Peacemaking in Africa. Tripp has edited and co-edited numerous books, including Global Feminism: Transnational Women’s Activism, Organizing, and Human Rights(New York University Press, 2006) with Myra Marx Ferree. Aili Tripp co-edits the journal Politics & Gender of the American Political Science Association and co-edits a book series on Women in Africa and the Diaspora for the University of Wisconsin Press. She has carried out field research in Tanzania, Uganda, Liberia and Angola.

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