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2012 Presidential Lecture: Aili Tripp

Professor Aili Tripp is a past president of the African Studies Association, and Professor of Political Science and Gender and WOmen's Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research has focused on women and politics in Africa, women’s movements in Africa, transnational feminism, African politics (with particular reference to Uganda and Tanzania), and on the informal economy in Africa.

Most recently she authored Museveni's Uganda: Paradoxes of Power in a Hybrid Regime (2010).  She is co-author (with Isabel Casimiro, Joy Kwesiga, and Alice Mungwa) of African Women’s Movements: Transforming Political Landscapes (2009) and author of Women and Politics in Uganda (2000) and Changing the Rules: The Politics of Liberalization and the Urban Informal Economy in Tanzania (1997). She has edited Sub-Saharan Africa: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide (2003), and co-edited (with Myra Marx Ferree and Christina Ewig) Gender, Violence, and Human Security: Critical Feminist Perspectives (2013), (with Myra Marx Ferree) Global Feminism: Transnational Women's Activism, Organizing, and Human Rights, (with Joy Kwesiga) The Women's Movement in Uganda: History, Challenges and Prospects (2002) as well as (with Marja-Liisa Swantz) What Went Right in Tanzania? People's Responses to Directed Development (1996). She is currently working on a book project on women’s rights in post-conflict countries. Tripp has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Victoria Schuck award of the American Political Science Association for the best book on women and politics.

Professor Tripp's 2012 ASA Presidential Lecture is published by Democracy in Africa, and can be accessed via this link- http://democracyinafrica.org/women-politics-africa-today/

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