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Zachariah Cherian Mampilly Professor of Political Science

Zachariah Mampilly is a Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Vassar College. In 2012/2013, he was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He is the author of Rebel Rulers: Insurgent Governance and Civilian Life during War (Cornell U. Press 2011), and Africa Uprising: Popular Protest and Political Change (Zed Press, 2015), co-written with Adam Branch. Mampilly teaches courses on civil wars and rebel movements; race, ethnicity and nationalism; and the international relations of the Third World.

  • BA, Tufts University; MA, Columbia University; PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • At Vassar since 2007



  • AFRS 256. Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism