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Faculty & Staff Profile
Decary Hall
207-602-2804 (w)

Ali Abdullatif Ahmida, Ph.D.
Chair, Professor
aahmida@une.edu

Expertise

Political theory, comparative politics, and historical sociology of power, agency and anti-colonial resistance in North Africa, especially modern Libya.


Education

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Washington

M.A., Political Science, University of Washington


Research and Scholarship

Research Interests

Political theory, comparative politics, and historical sociology of power, agency and anti-colonial resistance in North Africa, especially modern Libya.

Current Research or Scholarship

The African state, identity and alienation, class and state formation in modern Libya.

Selected Publications

Books

Editor: Bridges Across the Sahara: Social Economic and Cultural Impact of the Trans-Sahara Trade during the 19th and 20 Centuries,  2009.  

Post-Orientalism: Critical Reviews in North African Social and Cultural History, in Arabic in June 2009 by the Center of Arab Unity Studies, Beirut, Lebanon  

Forgotten Voices: Power and Agency in Colonial and Postcolonial Libya, Routledge press, 2005. It is being translated to Italian and Arabic languages and expected to be published in 2007.  

Editor. Beyond Colonialism and Nationalism in North Africa: History, Culture and Politics. New York: Palgrave Press, (October, 2000).  

The Making of Modern Libya: State Formation, Colonization, and Resistance 1830-1932. State University of New York Press, January, 1994. (An Arabic translation was published by the Center for Arab Unity Studies, Beirut, Lebanon, January, 1995, second edition,2000). 

Articles

"Class and State-Formation in Colonial Libya" (Forthcoming, in Mia Fullar, ed., Italian Colonialism, 2003)

“Al-Dawla Wa al-Majtama Fi al-Qurn al-Tasi Ashar: Al-Usul, al-Tahawulat, wa al-Iqtisadiyyat al-Jihawiyya,” {State and Society Relations in 19th Century Libya: Origins, Transformation and Regional Economies} (Forthcoming, in Libyan Society: 1835-1950, Libyan Studies Center, Tripoli, 2003)

"The Libyan Jamahiriyya: Historical and Social Origins of a Populist State," In Ahmed I. Samatar and Abdi I. Samatar eds. The State in Africa Reilluminations (Heineman, 2002).