University of Minnesota
Department of Sociology

Department of Sociology's home page.

Ronald R. Aminzade

Protrait: Ronald R. Aminzade

Ph.D. 1978 University of Michigan
Room 1031 Social Sciences
Phone: 612-624-9570

Curriculum Vitae

Interest Areas

Historical and Comparative; Political Sociology; Sociology of Development; Nationalism; Race Relations; Social Movements; Democratic Theory.

Current Research

I am finishing an article on the politics of grand administrative corruption in Tanzania and have begun a new collaborative research project on the politics of agricultural development and the future of small-scale farming in Tanzania.

Selected Publications

Race, Nation, and Citizenship in Post-Colonial Africa: The Case of Tanzania.  2013. Cambridge University Press.

“The Dialectic of Nation-Building in Post-Colonial Tanzania.” Forthcoming. The Sociological Quarterly 

Neoliberal Capitalism and the Death of Politics in Africa.” 2009. Symposium on African Politics. Newsletter of the Political Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. Spring: 1, 3, 4.

Nation Building in Post-Colonial Nation-States: The Cases of Tanzania and Fiji,” with Erik Larson. 2009. International Social Science Journal 192:169-182.

Nation-States Confront the Global: Discourses of Indigenous Rights in Fiji and Tanzania,” with Erik Larson. 2007. Sociological Quarterly 48(4):801-831.

From Race to Citizenship: The Indigenization Debate in Post-Socialist Tanzania.” 2003. Studies in Comparative International Development 38(1): 43-63.

The Politics of Race and Nation: Citizenship and Africanization in Tanganyika.” 2001. Pp. 53-90 in Political Power and Social Theory, Vol. 14, edited by Diane E. Davis. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science.