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Aili Mari Tripp

Professor of Political Science and Evjue Professor of 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: 
Available in Fall 2017
(608) 263-1873 (after September 2017)



Aili Tripp (with Melanie Hughes) "Civil War and Trajectories of Change in Women’s Political Representation in Africa, 1985-2010," Social Forces.  February 12, 2015.

Aili Tripp “Where do African women have more power? Surprise — in countries emerging from war,” Monkey Cage, Washington Post. July 15, 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,” (Dialogue: New Directions in Studying Women’s Movement Strength)," 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 Afric," 2015. Cambridge University Press.