Catherine Boone: "US Foreign Policy Toward Africa"
Thu, September 22, 2005 • 7:00 PM • Jester A121A
Catherine Boone is Associate Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin, where she specializes in African politics, comparative politics, and political economy.She received her Ph.D. from MIT and has been conducting research on the political economy of West Africa since 1983. She is author of Merchant Capital and the Roots of State Power in Senegal (Cambridge, 1992), and Political Topographies of the African State (Cambridge, 2003), which received the Mattei Dogan Award from the Society for Comparative Research, and many journal articles, book chapters, and reviews. Her published work considers the politics of economic development and political consolidation in modern Africa, Africa's place in the globalizing world economy, neo-liberal economic reform in West Africa, and the politics of HIV/AIDS. She is now serving as a member of the Africa Regional Advisory Panel of the SSRC and as President of the West Africa Research Association, which directs the West Africa Research Center in Dakar, Senegal. She has been a visiting researcher or professor at universities in CAÂ Lte d'Ivoire, Senegal, Mexico, and China. At UT, she teaches courses on globalization, African politics, and political economy. Questions to Toyin Falola, History Department: firstname.lastname@example.org.