Ngonidzashe Munemo

Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Professor of Political Science

Hopkins Hall


Ngonidzashe Munemo is Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity and Equity and Associate Professor of Political Science. Munemo’s research interests include famine studies and political violence, and he is currently looking at institutional choices and changes in the executive office among countries that democratized after 1970. He is the author of Domestic Politics and Drought Relief in Africa: Explaining Choices. Professor Munemo has developed and taught more than a dozen political science courses at Williams and served as an advisor to more than two-dozen students writing theses and working on independent study projects. He taught in and directed the Summer Humanities and Social Science Program for incoming first-year students. In addition, he has served as a member and chair of both the Faculty Steering Committee and Academic Standing Committee, as a member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Committees, Faculty Review Panel, Faculty Compensation Committee, Williams in Africa, and College Environmental Advisory Committee.


B.A. Bard College
M.A. Columbia University, Political Science
Ph.D. Columbia University, Political Science


Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

PSCI 141 / GBST 141 / LEAD 141

Bandits and Warlords

PSCI 249 / INST 249

From Beetroot to Zero Grazing: Comparative Response to AIDS in Africa

PSCI 341

Modern Midas? Resource Abundance and Development

PSCI 352 T

Comparative Political Economy

Current Committees

  • Public Health
  • Chair, Affirmative Action Advisory Committee (AAAC)
  • Committee on Diversity and Community (CDC)
  • President’s Advisory Group (PAG)
  • Diversity Action Research Team (DART)
  • Staff Thriving subcommittee (DART)
  • Chair, Men of Color subcommittee (DART)
  • Bolin Fellowship Committee
  • Faculty recruiting, retention and development
  • Faculty diversity
  • LADO and C3