UT Tyler

Political Science

Amentahru Wahlrab, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Political Science
Building: BUS 224
Email: awahlrab@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.565.5876


  • Ph.D. International Studies, University of Denver—Joseph Korbel School of International Studies, Denver, CO, 2010.
  • M.S. Political Science, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, 2001
  • B.A. Politics, with minor in Geology, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, 1997.


Amentahru Wahlrab is an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science and History at the University of Texas at Tyler. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on the politics of Africa, theories of nonviolence, and international political economy. He also teaches undergraduate courses in the politics of Latin America, global studies and globalization, international terrorism, and American politics.

His research interests lie at the intersection of globalization, political economy, political violence, and political social theory.

His published works include original chapters in The Sage Handbook of Globalization (Sage, 2014), Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa: Ni Wakati (Lexington Press, 2014), Issues in African Political Economies (Carolina Academic Press, 2017), Rethinking Security in the Twenty-First Century (Palgrave, 2017), the bookWhat is Global Studies? Theory and Practice with Manfred B. Steger, (Routledge, 2017), the edited volume U.S. Approaches to the Arab Uprisings: International Relations and Democracy Promotion with Michael J. McNeal (I.B. Tauris, 2018), and academic journal articles in Critique and Perspectives on Global Development and Technology.


Curriculum Vitae

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