Biography of Professor Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo

Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo is Professor of Political Science and he was Herbert J. Charles and Florence Charles Faegre Professor of Political Science(1998-2003), and he was the Chair of the Department of International Studies from 1999 to 2002 at Wells College, Aurora, New York. Since 2007, he has been the Chair of the Department of International Studies at Wells College. He is also Visiting Scholar at the Department of City and Regional at Cornell University. He also is a Research Associate at Institut D'Ethno-Sociologie, Université de Cocody Côte D'Ivoire, Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire (West Africa). Since 2006, he has been also an Adjunct Professor Government, Department of Govrnment, Suffolk University, Boston, MA.

Between May 1, 2003 and April 2007, Professor Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo was also been appointed as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of International Cooperation in Education at Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan.

In the Biennial 13th Congress of the African Association of Political Science (AAPS) that was held in Durban, South Africa, between June 24 and 29, 2003, Professor Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo was elected a member of the Executive Committee of the African Association of Political Science (AAPS) and Vice President of the AAPS--representing the Central African Region.(2003-2005)

He is the Co-Founder and Director of CEPARRED (Centre Panafricain D'Etudes et de Recherches en Relations Internationales et en Éducation pour Développement) in Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire.

He studied at Université Libre du Congo where he earned Diplôme de licence with honors and agrégation . At Harvard University he received a masters degree, and at University of Chicago, he obtained an additional masters degree and a Ph.D.

His Fields of Teaching, Research, and Policy Analysis are:

Professor Lumumba-Kasongo is a member of dozens of international and national professional associations.

He has published extensively in international relations, world and African politics, political theory, and political economy. Some of his books include:

He is the Editor-in-Chief of the African and Asian Studies (AAS), a prestigious interdisciplinary Social Science Journal that is published by Brill in Leiden in the Netherlands.

He is Co-Editor of the African Journal of International Affairs/Revue Africaine des Relations.

He was a Member of the Editorial Board of the International Third World Studies Review(1999-2006); Published in Omaha, Nebraska; and is Co-editor of "International Journal of Comparative Sociology (IJCS) published in Leiden, The Netherlands. He is also on the Editorial Committee of the Journal of Comparative Education and International Relations in Africa (JEDIRAF), Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire; he is in charge of book reviews and research projects of the JEDIRAF. He is a Member of Scientific Committee of the Revue Camerounaise de Sociologie et Anthropologie Published by Presses Universitaries de Yaounde; Cameroun.

Research Projects -

A summary of Prof. Lumumba Kasongo's activities in the last few years. (See the faculty achievements for updated activities)


Biography and Research Projects

Course List and Suggested Reading


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