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Aili Mari Tripp

Wangari Maathai Professor of Political Science and Gender and Women's Studies
Comparative Politics
Affiliated with Program of African Studies, Development Studies Program
Research Interests: 
Africa, North Africa, Civil Society, Gender and Politics, Women's Movements, Global Feminism, Conflict Resolution, Democratization
Office Location: 
217 North Hall
Office Hours: 
Tuesday 2-4 pm, Wednesday 10-12 am
(608) 890-3890



Tripp, Aili Mari. Women are deeply involved in the Algerian protests — on International Women’s Day, Monkey Cage, Washington Post, March 8, 2019.

Tripp, Aili Mari. “Women in Elected Office in Uganda," Global Handbook on Women’s Political Rights. ­ Mona Krook, Susan Franceschet and Netina Tan. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishers. 2018.

Tripp, Aili Mari. "Methods, Methodology, and Epistemology in the Study of Gender and Politics," with Melanie Hughes, European Journal of Politics and Gender. 1(2)  July 2018,  pp. 241-257.

Kang, Alice & Tripp, Aili. “Coalitions Matter: Citizenship, Women, and Quota Adoption in Africa.” Perspectives on Politics, 16(1) 2018: 73-91.

Tripp, Aili Mari. "Transparency and Integrity in Conducting Field Research on Politics in Challenging Contexts,” Perspectives on Politics. 16 (3): September 2018. Pp. 728-738.

Ebila, Florence and Aili Tripp. “Naked Transgressions: Gendered Symbolism in Ugandan Land Protests.” Politics, Identities and Groups. Published online January 26, 2017.

Aili Tripp, “Mernissi on Women, Islam and Politics: Contemporary Perspectives,” Ed. Najib Mokhtari In Dreams of Transgress: Defaulting the Boundaries of Islamic Feminism. Rabat: UIR Publications Series, 2017.

Aili Tripp. Women’s Activism in Africa: Struggles over Rights and Representation. Edited with Balghis Badri. Oxford: Zed Books, 2017.

Aili Tripp “Women and Politics in Africa,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History, Ed. Thomas Spear. Oxford: Oxford University Press. July 2017. 

Aili Tripp, “Women’s Organizations and Peace Initiatives,” Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict. Eds. Fionnuala Ni Aolain, Nahla Valji, Naomi Cahn and Dina Haynes. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016.

Aili Tripp,  “Women’s Movements in Africa,” Women’s Movements in the Global Era: The Power of Local Feminisms. Edited by Amrita Basu, Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 2016.

Aili Tripp “Gender, Race, and Intersectionality,” In Palgrave Handbook on Gender and Development: Critical Engagements in Feminist Theory and Practice. Ed. Wendy Harcourt, New York, Palgrave Macmillan Publishers. 2016.

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 “Ambiguities and Challenges in Measuring Women’s Movement Strength,” (Dialogues)," Politics, Groups, and Identities, Published online 9 August 2016.

Aili Tripp “The Difference That Difference Makes: Comparative Perspectives on Concepts of Gender, Ethnicity, and Race” Politics, Groups and Identities, 4 (2) 2016: 307-324.

Aili Tripp “Women’s mobilisation for legislative political representation in Africa,” Review of African Political Economy, 43 (149) 2016: 382-399.

Aili Mari Tripp, Women and Power in Postconflict Africa. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.