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Areas of interest/specialization: Comparative Politics
Cassandra Veney is professor and chair of the Department of International Relations. Prior to joining USIU-Africa, she was a professor in the Department of Politics and Philosophy at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut. She has also taught at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Illinois State University, The Pennsylvania State University, and Loyola Marymount University.
Academic DegreesPhD Political Science, University of Missouri-ColumbiaMA African Studies, Howard UniversityBA Political Science, University of Missouri-Columbia
Publications/Journal ArticlesThe Political Economy of Development and Democratic Transitions in Kenya, (co-authored with Paul Tiyambe Zeleza), Yale Journal of International Affairs, May 14, 2013. Available at http://yalejournal.org/2013/05/14.Human Rights and Black Refugee and Immigrant Women in the Post-9/11 Era, Labrys, (November 2009):1-18.Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Internally Displaced Women in Liberia and Uganda and the Role of the International Community, Journal of International Women’s Studies, Vol. 7, No. 4 (May 2006):209-226.The Ties That Bind: The Historic African Diaspora and Africa, African Issues, Special Edition of Issue, The African Brain Drain to the North: Pitfalls and Possibilities, XXX, 1(2003):308.Indias Relations with South Africa During the Post-Apartheid Era, The Journal of Asian and African Studies, 34,3 (August 1999):321-335.Chinas Post-Cold War African Policy, (co-authored with Richard J. Payne), Asian Survey, 38,9 (September 1998):867-879.The Abolition of Apartheid and Its Implications for Nigeria, (co-authored with Richard J. Payne), The Journal of Developing Societies, 13,2 (December 1997):208-228.
BooksUS-Africa Relations: From Clinton to Obama, editor. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2014.Democracy and Development in Post-Conflict African Nations (co-edited with Dick Simpson). Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2012.Forced Migration in Eastern Africa: Democratization, Structural Adjustment, and Refugees. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007.Leisure in Urban Africa (co-edited with Paul Zeleza). Lawrenceville, New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2003.Women in African Studies Scholarly Publishing (co-edited with Paul Zeleza). Lawrenceville, New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2001.
Book Chapters“Women and the New African Diaspora,” in Holding the World Together: African Women in Changing Perspectives, editors, Nwando Achebe and Claire Robertson. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 2019:255-274.Nigeria: Views from the Hegemon in West Africa on the Obama Administration, in The World Views of the Obama Era: From Hope to Disillusionment, editor, Matthias Maass. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2017:31-48.African Diasporas, Immigration, and the Obama Administration, (co-authored with Paul Tiyambe Zeleza) in The Global Obama: Crossroads of Leadership in the 21st Century, editors, Dinesh Sharma and Uwe P. Gielen. New York: Routledge, 2014:99-114.The Effects of Immigration and Refugee Policies on Africans in the United States: From the Civil Rights Movement to the War on Terrorism, in The New African Diaspora, editors, Isidore Okpewho and Nkiru Nzegwu. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2009:196-214.The Ties That Bind: Lessons from the Historic Diaspora, in Negotiating Modernity: Africas Ambivalent Experience, editor, Elisio Salvado Macamo. Dakar: Codesria Book Series, 2005:44-66.A Sustainable US Foreign Policy Toward Africa: Promoting Human Rights, Development, and the Rule of Law, in Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Africa, editors, Paul Tiyambe Zeleza and Philip McConnaughay. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004:175-187.Building on the Past: African and African American Linkages in the 21st Century, in African Universities in the twenty-first century, editors Paul Tiyambe Zeleza and Adebayo Olukoshi. Dakar and Pretoria: Codesria Book Series and the University of South Africa Press, 2004:263-280.To Carry a Heavy Burden in the Heat of the Day: Refugee Migration to and From Tanzania, in Migration and Immigration: A Global View, editors, Maura Toro-Morn and Marixsa Alicea. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood, 2004:197-208.No Place to Call Home: Refugee and Internally Displaced Women in Kenya, in Stepping Forward: Black Women in Africa and the Americas, editors, Catherine Higgs, Barbara Moss, and Earline Ferguson. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2003:117-129.
TeachingComparative Political SystemIntroduction to Political ScienceDevelopment Issues in AfricaCritical Issues in AfricaAmerican Government and PoliticsIntroduction to Human RightsAfrican PoliticsGender and Human Rights in AfricaContemporary Social MovementsBlacks in the 20th CenturyInternational Migration in a Global PerspectiveAfrican International RelationsIntroduction to Women’s StudiesIntroduction to Peace and ConflictRefugee StudiesForced Migration in AfricaNations and NarrationsRace, Ethnicity, and InequalityPolitics of the Civil Rights MovementGlobal Perspectives on Women and GenderIntroduction to Women’s Studies