Ron R Aminzade
Educational Background & Specialties
- Ph.D: Sociology, University of Michigan, April, 1978.
- B.A., magna cum laude: Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, Spring, 1971.
- Historical and Comparative
- Political Sociology
- Sociology of Development
- Nationalism and Citizenship
- Race Relations
- Social Movements
- Democratic Theory
- FSEM 1905 - Protesting Inequal
- Soc 3090 - Topics: Social and Political Protest around the Globe
- Soc 3301W - Politics & Society
- Soc 3322W - Social Movements, Protest and Change
- Soc 4090 - Transnational Activism
- Soc 4461 - Sociology of Racial & Ethnic Conflict
- Soc 4977V - Senior Honors Preseminar I
- Soc 4966W - Major Project Seminar
- Soc 4978V - Senior Honors Preseminar II
- Soc 8011 - Sociology of Higher Education
- Soc 8311 - Political Sociology
- Soc 8390 - Topics: Nationalism, Citizenship, and Race in Global Perspective
- Soc 8390 - Topics: Social Movements & Contentious Politics
- Soc 8890 - Research Methods: Historical Sociology
Research & Professional Activities
- Chair: Social Science Research Council, International Dissertation Field Research Program , 2002 - 2004
- Series Co-Editor: University of Minnesota Press , 1996 - 2015
- I am working on a collaborative research project on the politics of agricultural policy, land conflicts, and the future of small-scale farming in contemporary Tanzania
- Vice President: Books for Africa, 2001 - 2005
- Community Solutions for Africa's Development: Board of Directors, 2007 - 2009
- Project Zawadi: Board of Directors, 2008 - 2010
- "Circulating Discourses: The Case of Agricultural Development in Tanzania,” with Rachel Schurman and Francis Lyimo. 2018. Sociology of Development 4(1):70-93.
- "The Political Economy of Administrative Corruption: Boundary Politics in Post-Colonial Tanzania." 2015. International Journal of Political Science and Development 3(2):85-100.
- Race, Nation, and Citizenship in Post-Colonial Africa: The Case of Tanzania. 2013. UK: Cambridge University Press.
- "The Dialectic of Nation-Building in Post-Colonial Tanzania." 2013. The Sociological Quarterly 54:335-366.
- "Neoliberal Capitalism and the Death of Politics in Africa," Symposium on African Politics. Newsletter of the Political Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association 1, 3, 4: 1-19.
- "Nation Building in Post-Colonial Nation-States: The Cases of Tanzania and Fiji," with Erik Larson. 2009. International Social Science Journal 192:169-182.
- "Nation-States Confront the Global: Discourses of Indigenous Rights in Fiji and Tanzania," with Erik Larson. 2007. The Sociological Quarterly 48(4):801-831.
- "From Race to Citizenship: The Indigenization Debate in Post-Socialist Tanzania," 2003. Studies in Comparative International Development 38(1):43-63.
- "“The Politics of Race and Nation: Citizenship and Africanization in Tanganyika." 2001. Pp. 53-90 in Political Power and Social Theory, Vol. 14. Edited by Diane E. Davis. The Netherlands: Elsevier Science.
- Arthur "Red" Motley Exemplary Teaching Award, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 2012
- Presidents' Civic Engagement Steward Award, 2012
- Graduate-Professional Teaching Award, University of Minnesota, 2001
- College of Liberal Arts Teaching Award, University of Minnesota, 1990
- Center for Advanced Study, Palo Alto fellow