Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Pardee School of Global Studies; Professor of Political Science and International Relations
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, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Pardee School of Global Studies, and Director of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA). 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.