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Amentahru Wahlrab, Ph.D.

Amentahru Wahlrab, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Political Science
Building: BUS 224
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 Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of History and Political Science 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 intersections of globalization, political economy, political violence, and political social theory.  His published works include original chapters in The Sage Handbook of Globalization (2014), Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa: Ni Wakati (2014),The Political Economy of Modern Africa: Wealth, Exploitation and Development (2015),Rethinking Security in the Twenty-First Century (2016), the book What is Global Studies? with Manfred B. Steger, (2016), and the edited volume U.S. Approaches to the Arab Uprisings: International Relations and Democracy Promotion (2016) with Michael McNeal and Matthew Weinert (2016).

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