Timothy P. Longman
Director of the African Studies Center, Associate Professor
Office: PLS 513
Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; BA, Phillips University
Areas of Specialization: Politics of Race and Ethnicity, Democratization, Religion and Politics, Women and Politics.
Professor Longman’s current research focuses on state -society relations in Africa, looking particularly at human rights, transitional justice, democratization, civil society, the politics of race and ethnicity, religion and politics, and women and politics. His new book,”Commanded by the Devil”: Christianity and Genocide in Rwanda will be published by Cambridge University Press, and is based on his field research in Rwanda in 1992-1993, and 1995-1996. It argues that Rwanda’s churches became implicated in the 1994 Rwandan genocide because of their historic links with the state, their active engagement in ethnic politics, and the ongoing cooperative ties between leaders of the churches and the state.
Professor Longman regularly teaches the following courses:
Transitional Justice (PO760) Fall
International Human Rights (PO587) Spring