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     Aili Mari Tripp

Title: Professor of Political Science and Gender & Women's Studies
Website: https://ailitripp.wordpress.com
Joint Appt: Department of Gender and Women's Studies
Affiliated With: Program of African Studies, Development Studies Program
Office: 217 North Hall
Office Hours: On leave until September 2017
Phone: 608.263.1873
Has Voicemail: Yes
E-Mail: atripp@wisc.edu
Keywords: Africa, Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Democratization, Development, Gender, Peace, Social Movements
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Aili Mari Tripp is Professor of Political Science and Gender & Women's Studies. She was recently awarded the Evjue Bascom Professorship in Gender and Women’s Studies. Her research has focused on women and politics in Africa, women’s movements in Africa, transnational feminism, African politics (with particular reference to Uganda and Tanzania), and on the informal economy in Africa. In 2015 she won a Fulbright Award and is presently teaching and conducting fieldwork in Morocco. She is based at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (2015-16). She will be on leave in the Fall of 2016 with a Feminist Scholars Award from the Center for Research on Gender and Women at UW-Madison and will be on leave in the Spring of 2017 with a residential fellowship from the American Academy in Berlin. Her research involves a comparative study of women and legal reform in North Africa.

Most recently she published Women and Power in Postconflict Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2015).  She is co-author (with Isabel Casimiro, Joy Kwesiga, and Alice Mungwa) of African Women’s Movements: Transforming Political Landscapes (2009) and author of Museveni's Uganda: Paradoxes of Power in a Hybrid Regime (2010), Women and Politics in Uganda (2000) and Changing the Rules: The Politics of Liberalization and the Urban Informal Economy in Tanzania (1997). She has edited Sub-Saharan Africa: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide (2003), and co-edited (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, Organizing, and Human Rights, (with Joy Kwesiga) The Women's Movement in Uganda: History, Challenges and Prospects (2002) as well as (with Marja-Liisa Swantz) What Went Right in Tanzania? People's Responses to Directed Development (1996). 

Tripp has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Victoria Schuck award of the American Political Science Association for the best book on women and politics. She is a recipient of the 2014 African Studies Association’s Public Service.

Tripp co-edits a book series with Stanlie James on Women in Africa and the Diaspora for the University of Wisconsin Press. She served as coeditor of the journal Politics & Gender from 2007-2010. She is currently active on the steering committees of the Social Science Research Council’s Next Generation Social Science in Africa Program and the American Council of Learned Societies’ African Humanities Program.

She has been president of the African Studies Association and vice president of the American Political Science Association. She has also served on the boards of the American Political Science Association, African Studies AssociationNational Council for Research on WomenTanzania Studies AssociationUniversity of Wisconsin Press, and numerous other journals and book series. Tripp is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Tripp has served as an expert consultant for UN Women, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), the World Bank, US Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), US State Department, China-Africa Development Fund, the Finnish Foreign Ministry, the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council on violence against women, and numerous other agencies.


Recent Publications

Aili Tripp

"Women’s Movements and Constitution Making after Civil Unrest and Conflict in Africa: The Cases of Kenya and Somalia," Politics & Gender, 12 (2016): 78-106.

Aili Tripp Women and Power in Postconflict Africa. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Aili Tripp, Alice Kang "Twenty years after the most important U.N. conference on women, what – if anything – has changed?" Monkey Cage at Washington Post, 25 September 2015.
Aili Tripp “The Difference That Difference Makes: Comparative Perspectives on Concepts of Gender, Ethnicity, and Race” Politics, Groups and Identities, 2015. 
Aili Tripp, Melanie Hughes "Civil War and Trajectories of Change in Women’s Political Representation in Africa, 1985-2010," Social Forces.  (2015) 93 (4): 1513-1540.
Aili Tripp “How African Feminism Changed the World “ Think Africa Press, 8 March 2013.  One of 10 Most Read Articles from 2013; Editors’ Picks as One of Top 15 Articles from 2013
Aili Tripp. “Uganda.” The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World. Ed. John L. Esposito. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2009, revised 2013.   
Aili Tripp. “Donor Assistance and Political Reform in Tanzania,” Democratic Trajectories in Africa: Unraveling the Impact of Foreign Aid. Ed. Danielle Resnick and Nicolas van de Walle. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2013.   
Aili Tripp. “Towards a Gender Perspective on Human Security and Violence,” Gender, Violence and Human Security, Eds. Aili Mari Tripp, Myra Marx Ferree and Christina Ewig. New York University Press. 2013.   
Aili Tripp. “Women and Politics.” In Oxford Bibliographies in African Studies. Ed. Thomas Spear. New York: Oxford University Press. 2013.   
Aili Tripp. “Regime Type and Gender,” In Oxford Handbook on Gender and Politics, Georgina Waylen, Karen Celis, Johanna Kantola and Laurel Weldon, Eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press.  2012.    
Aili Tripp, Myra Marx Ferree, and Christina Ewig, eds. Gender, Violence, and Human Security: Critical Feminist Perspectives. New York University Press, 2013.   
Aili Tripp, "In Pursuit of Authority: Civil Society and Rights-Based Discourses in Africa,” In Africa in World Politics, 4th Edition, Ed. John Harbeson. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press. 2012.   
Aili Tripp, “Gender and Peace Negotiations in Africa,” In Gendered Insecurities, Eds. Howard Stein and Amal Fadlalla. New York: Routledge. 2012.   
Aili Tripp, “Women’s Rights,” In Encyclopedia of Global Studies, Eds. Mark Juergensmeyer and Helmut Anheier, Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. 2012.   
Aili Tripp, “New Directions in Scholarship on Gender and Politics in Africa,” Symposium, “New Directions in Gender and Politics Scholarship: Transforming the Study of African Politics,” Edited with Gretchen Bauer, African Politics Conference Group Newsletter, 8 (2): September 2012.   
Aili Tripp, “Women’s Movements in Africa,” In Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements, David A. Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam, Eds., Blackwell. 2012.    
Aili Tripp, "Do Arab Women Need Electoral Quotas?" Foreign Policy: The Middle East Channel, January 19, 2012. 
Aili Tripp, Essays on “Bibi Titi,” “Ruth Meena,” “Sylvia Tamale,” “Joyce Mpanga,” and “Charity Ngilu” In Dictionary of African Biography, Oxford University Press. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Emmanuel Akyeampong, Eds. 2011.   
Aili Tripp, “African Women’s Movements Negotiating Peace,” In Nalini Visvanathan, Lynn Duggan, Nan Wiegersma, and Laurie Nisonoff, eds., The Women, Gender & Development Reader.   Halifax, London and New Jersey:  Fernwood Publishing and Zed Books, 2011, 349-359   
Aili Tripp, “Challenges in transnational feminist mobilization,” In Nalini Visvanathan, Lynn Duggan, Nan Wiegersma, and Laurie Nisonoff, eds., The Women, Gender & Development Reader.   Halifax, London and New Jersey:  Fernwood Publishing and Zed Books, 2011. 402-407.    
Aili Tripp, “Legislating Gender Based Violence in Post-Conflict Africa.” Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 6, 1 (2011): 7-20.   
Aili Tripp Museveni’s Uganda: Paradoxes of Power in a Hybrid Regime. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2010.
Aili Tripp, "The Politics of Constitution-Making in Uganda," In Laurel E. Miller, ed., Framing the State in Times of Transition: Case Studies in Constitution Making. Washington, D.C., United States Institute for Peace. 2010.   
Aili Tripp, “Creating Collective Capabilities: Women,Collective Human Capabilities, and the Politics of Representation,” Columbia Journal of Gender and Law. 19 (1) 2010:219-248.   
Aili Tripp “Toward a Comparative Politics of Gender Research in which Women Matter,” Perspectives on Politics. 8 (1), 2010: 191-197.   
Aili Tripp: “Development and the New Rights Based Approaches in Africa,” Review of African Political Economy, 36 (120): 2009, 273-282.   
Aili Tripp: “Conflicting Agendas: Women’s Rights and Customary Law in Africa Today,” Constituting Equality, Ed. Susan Williams. Cambridge University Press, 2009.   
Aili Tripp, “Debate: Does Oil Wealth Hurt Women?” Introduction to “Critical Perspectives on Gender Politics, Debate: Oil, Islam, and Women. Politics & Gender 5, 4 (2009).   
Aili Tripp. "Women."  In Valerie Tomaselli and Sonja Matanovic , eds., World At Risk: A Global Issues Sourcebook (Washington D.C.: CQ Press, 2009).   
Aili Tripp. “Uganda.” In John L. Esposito, ed., The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World (New York:  Oxford University Press. 2009).   
Aili Tripp, Alice Kang: "Gender Quotas: Female Legislative Representation." Americas Quarterly, Spring 2009.
Aili Tripp, Isabel Casimiro, Joy Kwesiga, and Alice Mungwa (co-authors) African Women’s Movements: Transforming Political Landscapes. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Aili Tripp “In Pursuit of Authority: Civil Society and Rights Based Discourses in Africa,” in John W. Harbeson and Donald Rothchild, eds., Africa in World Politics: Reforming Political Order (Westview Press, 2008).