Lako Tongun, PhD
Associate Professor of International and Intercultural Studies and Political Studies
African and third-world politics; political economy, developmental economics (Third World).
- Introduction to International and Intercultural Studies (IIS10)
- History and Political Economy of Natural Resources (IIS17)
- Power and Social Change (IIS50)
- State and Development in the Third World (IIS122)
- Contemporary Political and Social Movements in the Third World (IIS122)
- Third World Socialism (IIS123)
- African Politics (IIS125)
- Environment and Development in the Third World (IIS127)
- Agricultural Economic Development in the Third World (IIS141)
- International Relations in the Middle East (IIS146)
- Special Topics in Mid- East International Relations: Turkey, Islam, and the Middle East (IIS 147)
- Senior Thesis (IIS199)
- Sudan's Killing Fields: Genocidal Violence in East Africa. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press, 2010. With Laura Beny and Sondra Hale.
- “Pan-Africanism and Apartheid: African-American Influence on US Foreign Policy,” in Sidney J. Lemell and Robin D.G. Kelley, eds., Imagining Home: Class, Culture and Nationalism in the African Diaspora. London and New York: Verso, 1994.
- Reviewed Surviving Drought and Development: Ariaal Pastoralists of Northern Kenya, by Elliot Fratkin, American Ethnologist vol.21, no.4 (1994).
- The Political Economy of National Planning in the Sudan: Determinants of Choices and Priorities. Davis: University of California, Davis, 1983.
Recent Conferences and Invited Talks:
- “South Sudan: Professor Lako Tongun on Independence,” interview with Africa Today, KPFA 94.1, September 5, 2011. Audio available at: http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/73058.
- “Darfur and the Sudan,” invited speaker, Canada Crescenta Democractic Club, March 2010.