Mahmood Mamdani

 Mahmood Mamdani

Professor Mamdani received his PhD from Harvard University and taught at the University of Dar-esSalaam. He is the founding director of the Centre for Basic Research in Kampala, Uganda (1987–96). Mamdani was president of the Council for the Development of Social Research in Africa from 1999 to 2002.

He is the author of veritable and widely cited African Studies classics such as When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, nativism and genocide in Rwanda(Princeton 2001); and Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the legacy of late colonialism (Princeton 1996), which was awarded the Herskovitz Prize of the African Studies Association and named one of Africa’s greatest books of the 20th century.

The CHR in the time of a global pandemic

In line with protocols introduced by government towards the prevention and containment of the COVID-19 virus, the CHR suspended its public events, seminars, and general fellowship program until further notice.  We wish CHR fellows, students, artists, colleagues and friends, as well as our partners and funders in South Africa and across the world much strength and compassion in these difficult times.


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