Ngonidzashe Munemo

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Interim Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Professor of Political Science, Chair of Global Studies

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


PSCI 243 / AFR 256

Politics of Africa (not offered 2020/21)

PSCI 249 / GBST 249

From Beetroot to Zero Grazing: Comparative Response to AIDS in Africa (not offered 2020/21)

PSCI 341

Modern Midas? Resource Abundance and Development (not offered 2020/21)

PSCI 350 T

Comparative Political Economy (not offered 2020/21)

Current Committees

  • Committee on Admission and Financial Aid (CAFA)
  • Global Studies, Chair
  • Public Health
  • Faculty Liaison, Special Academic Programs
  • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF)
  • Allison Davis Research Fellowship Program (ADRF)
  • Co-director, Summer Humanities and Social Sciences Program (SHSS)
  • Chair, Men of Color subcommittee (DART)
  • LADO and C3
  • GBST 282/PSCI 282- Africanist Project to Black Consciousness
  • PSCI 204- Introduction to Comparative Politics: Democracy, Authoritarianism, Nationalism