Zachariah Cherian Mampilly
Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Africana Studies
B.A. Tufts University, M.A. Columbia University, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
Zachariah Mampilly's research focuses on the nature of contemporary conflict processes, with an emphasis on Africa and South Asia. Based on fieldwork within insurgent-controlled territories in D.R. Congo, Sri Lanka and Sudan, he examines rebel behavior focusing on the governance of civilian populations. He is also interested in conflict mitigation and the legacies of political violence in the post-conflict period.
Mampilly teaches courses on civil wars and rebel movements; terrorism; race, ethnicity and nationalism; and the international relations of the Third World.