Departments of Political Science,
International Studies & Africana Studies
B.A. Tufts University
M.A. Columbia University
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
Zachariah Mampilly's research focuses on the nature of contemporary conflict processes, with an
emphasis on Africa and South Asia. Based on field-work behind insurgent lines in D.R. Congo,
Sri Lanka and Sudan, his first book, Rebel Rulers: Insurgent Governance and Civilian Life
during War, was published by Cornell University Press in 2011. In addition, he has an interest
in international relations theory and the global South and is working on a project examining
contemporary Indian - African relations.
Mampilly teaches courses on civil wars and rebel movements; terrorism; race, ethnicity and
nationalism; and the international relations of the Third World.