Amentahru Wahlrab, Ph.D.
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Political Science
Building: CAS Office 124A
- 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 Associate Professor 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, global populisms, and American
His research in the field of global studies intersects with populism, nonviolence, and globalization.
His publications include:
- What is Global Studies? Theory and Practice, (with Manfred B. Steger). London and New York: Routledge, 2017.
- U.S. Approaches to the Arab Uprisings: International Relations and Democracy Promotion (with Michael J. McNeal). London & New York: I. B. Tauris, 2018.
- “Introduction to the Special Issue on Exploring Global Populisms,” (with Amy Skonieczny) Populism 2.2 (2019).
- “Imagining Global Nonviolence,” Perspectives on Global Development & Technology 16.1-3 (2017).
- “Global Mobilization in the Name of Islam: The Global Imaginary of Political Islam” (with Rebecca A. Otis) in New Frontiers of Globalization Research: Theories, Processes and Perspectives from the Global North and Global South, Edited by Ino Rossi (New York: Springer, 2020)
- “Imagining Global Nonviolent Consciousness,” in Revisiting the Global Imaginary: Theories, ideologies, subjectivities: Essays in honour of Manfred Steger, Edited by Chris Hudson and Erin Wilson (London and New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2019)
- “The Need to Disrupt Social Control,” (with Sarah M. Sass and Robert Sterken) in Political Authority, Social Control and Public Policy, Edited by Nancy Lind and Cara Raab-Hemp (Bingley, UK: Emerald Press, 2019).
- "Introduction: Contesting the Dominant Narratives of the Arab Spring," (with Michael J. McNeal) in U.S. Approaches to the Arab Uprisings: International Relations and Democracy Promotion, ed. Amentahru Wahlrab and Michael J. McNeal (London: I. B. Tauris, 2018).
- “Making Revolutionaries Out Of ‘Safe Citizens’: Sovereignty, Political Violence, And the Arab Uprisings,” in U.S. Approaches to the Arab Uprisings: International Relations and Democracy Promotion, ed. Amentahru Wahlrab and Michael J. McNeal (London: I. B. Tauris, 2018).
- “Fostering Global Security,” in Rethinking Security in the Twenty-First Century, Edited by Edwin Daniel Jacob. New York: Palgrave, 2017.
- “Somalia’s Terrorist Shabaab: The Global Political Economy of Impoverishment and Disempowerment,” in Issues in African Political Economies. Edited by Jamaine Abidogun and Toyin Falola. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2017.
- “Speaking Truth to Power: Hip-Hop and the African Awakening” in Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa: Ni Wakati. Edited by Msia Kibona Clark and Mickie Mwanzia Koster. New York: Lexington Press, 2014.
- “Nonviolence and Globalization,” in The SAGE Handbook of Globalization. Edited by Manfred B. Steger, Paul Battersby, and Joseph Siracusa. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications USA, 2014.