MAHMOOD MAMDANI, a native of Kampala, Uganda, received his Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University.
is currently Herbert Lehman Professor of Government in the Department
of Anthropology and Political Science and the School of International
and Public Affairs at Columbia University, where he was also director
of the Institute of African Studies from 1999 to 2004. He has taught
at the University of Dar-es-Salaam (1973-79), Makerere University
(1980-93), and University of Cape Town (1996-99) and was the founding
director of Centre for Basic Research in Kampala, Uganda (1987-96).
He is the author of Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War and the Origins of Terror (Pantheon, 2004), 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) and ten other books. Citizen and Subject was