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UT Tyler Department of Political Science

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 (Ph.D. Joseph Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver) 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 in 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, and American politics.  Dr. Wahlrab has traveled throughout Europe, India, and visited South Korea and Northern China as part of several Taekwon Do tours (Dr. Wahlrab is a 5th degree black belt in this Korean martial art and teaches classes in it for the UT Tyler community).  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 Political Economy of Modern Africa: Wealth, Exploitation and Development, The Sage Handbook of Globalization, and Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa: Ni Wakati.


International Politics:

  • International Political Theory, Introduction to International Politics, Introduction to the Politics of Latin America, Asia, and Africa, Globalization, International Conflict and Security, Human Rights, Ethics and International Affairs, Sovereignty, International Society, Peace Studies; Early Warning and Conflict Prevention; Conflict Resolution

Comparative Politics :

  • Africa, Latin America, Revolutions, Democratization, Nonviolence, Comparative Political Theory

Political Theory:

  • Ancient, Modern, Contemporary, Marx, Rawls, Theories of Violence and Nonviolence, Comparative Political Ideologies

International Political Economy:

  • Introduction to International Political Economy, Normative Foundations of Global Political Economy, Theories of Political Economy

American Politics:

  • Introduction to American Government, US Foreign Policy, Citizens and Governance

Curriculum Vitae