Timothy P. Longman

LongmanProfessor; Director ad interim, African Studies Center and Director, Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs

Office: 121 Bay State Road, Rm. 421
Phone: 617.353.9751
E-mail: longman@bu.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A., Phillips University
Areas of Specialization: African Politics; Politics of Race and Ethnicity; Democratization; Religion and Politics; Women and Politics

Professor Longman is a professor of political science and international relations and is the Director of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA) and the Director ad interim of the African Studies Center in the Pardee School. His research focuses on state-society relations in Africa, looking in particular at human rights, transitional justice, religion and politics, gender and politics, and the politics of race and ethnicity. He has published two books with Cambridge University Press, Memory and Justice in Post-Genocide Rwanda (2017) and Christianity and Genocide in Rwanda (2010). He is currently working on a book comparing church-state relations throughout Africa. He served for eight years as the director of BU’s African Studies Center.

Professor Longman regularly teaches the following courses:
Introduction to Comparative Politics (PO151/IR251)
International Human Rights (PO378/IR352)
Religion and International Relations (PO589/IR561)
Southern African Politics (PO572)
Religion and Politics in Africa (PO760)
Transitional Justice (PO760)

Additional Information:
Curriculum Vitae