Abbas Gnamo

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  • B.A., Addis Ababa University
  • M.A., Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • D.E.A., Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Ph.D., Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Abbas Gnamo



Areas of interest: comparative politics, African Studies, politics of the Global South. including state-society relations, religious revivalism, nationalism and civil conflicts and peace building, human rights, democratization, etc. He is working on a SSHRC funded project “Identity Politics and Ethnonationalism in the Horn of Africa”. Recent publications: The Rwandan Genocide and the Collapse of Mobutu’s Kleptocracy in H. Adelman & A. Suhrke (eds.), The Path of a Genocide, Transaction Press 1999; “Islam, the Orthodox Church and Oromo Nationalism, Ethiopia” in Cahiers d’Etudes africaines 165, LLII-1, (2002, pp.99-120); “The Role of the Interhamwe in the Regional Conflict: The Origins of Unrest in Kivu, Zaire” in War and Peace In Zaire/Congo edited b H. Adelman and G. Rao 2004; “Scramble for Oromo Land: Menelik’s Colonial Conquest and Arsi Oromo Resistance, 1881-1886,” in Ezekiel Gebissa, ed., Contested Terrain: The Oromo and Ethiopian Studies, Minneapolis: The Lutheran University Press, 2014, pp. 60-92.and Conquest and Resistance in the Ethiopian Empire, 1880-1974. Boston-Leiden: Brill Academic Publishing, 2014, 370 pp. (select of Review Choice for academic libraries)

Research Interests

  • Centre-Periphery Relations
  • State Failure
  • Civil Wars
  • Religious Revivalism
  • Ethnonationalism and Identity Politics
  • Forced Displacement
  • Conflict Management and Resolution
  • Democratization and Development