Aili Mari Tripp
Position title: Wangari Maathai Professor of Political Science and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Phone: (608) 890-3890
3327 Sterling Hall; 217 North Hall
Aili Mari Tripp is Wangari Maathai Professor of Political Science and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tripp’s research has focused in recent years on women and politics in Africa, the gendered nature of peacebuilding, women’s movements in Africa, and transnational feminism. Her current research involves a comparative study of women and legal reform in North Africa. Her most recent book (Cambridge University Press) is on Seeking Legitimacy: Why Arab Autocracies Adopt Women’s Rights. She is author of several award winning books, including Women and Power in Postconflict Africa (2015), Museveni’s Uganda: Paradoxes of Power in a Hybrid Regime (2010), African Women’s Movements: Transforming Political Landscapes (2009) with Isabel Casimiro, Joy Kwesiga, and Alice Mungwa, and Women and Politics in Uganda (2000). She has also co-edited (with Balghis Badri) Women’s Activism in Africa (2017), (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 (2006), Organizing, and Human Rights, and (with Joy Kwesiga) The Women’s Movement in Uganda: History, Challenges and Prospects (2002) in addition to publishing numerous other books, articles, and publications.