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Almaz Zewde

Associate Professor

  • African Studies
  • College of Arts & Sciences


Professor Almaz Zewde's teaching and research interests focus on: African Development Paradigms; the Sociology of Knowledge (Education and Social Change); Traditional African Gender Theories; Women in African Development; Contemporary Africa and the Emerging Global Order; and African Civil Society. She received a Ph.D in Sociology and an MS in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University and an MS in Social Research and Planning from Columbia University. Prior to joining the faculty at Howard University, Dr. Zewde taught and served in the administration at Haile Selassie I University and Addis Ababa University. She has served as an international development consultant for several European and US organizations. Her publications have covered a range of issues including election violence and authoritarianism; HIV/AIDS; peace and human security building; and participatory social learning theory.