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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



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.