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Aili  Tripp

Aili Tripp

Expert on gender/women and politics globally, African politics

Wangari Maathai Professor of Political Science and Gender & Women's Studies College of Letters and Science Work: 608-890-3890 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Gender/women and politics globally
  • Global feminism
  • African politics
  • Women's movements in Africa
  • Uganda, Tanzania, Liberia, Angola, Kenya, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia


  • Victoria Schuck Award for best book on Women and Politics, American Political Science Association, 2000
  • WARF and Evjue Bascom Professorships, Kellett Mid-Career Award 2009, Hamel Faculty Fellowship at UW-Madison, 2008
  • Author of six books, editor/co-editor of six volumes and author of 100+ articles on African politics, gender and politics
  • President of African Studies Association 2012
  • Served on boards of American Political Science Association, African Studies Association and National Council for Research on Women; vice president, American Political Science Association