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About Ruth Iyob

Dr. Iyob specializes in the study of nationalism, conflict resolution, postcolonial citizenship, and remittance economies of the regions straddling the African Mediterranean and the Horn of Africa. Her publications on Eritrea and Sudan have received international recognition as well as her research on governance, democratization, gendered citizenship and the international relations of the states of the Horn of Africa. 

Currently, she is engaged in developing a more nuanced understanding of identity politics and Africa-centered policy issues and continues to work towards facilitating a dialogue on bridging the gap between academics and practitioners.

Dr. Iyob areas of specialization are in comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and African history. She teaches courses on African politics, politics of the Middle East, diaspora politics, women in developing countries, multiculturalism, citizenship and representation, religion and politics, and politics through film and literature.

Positions

Present Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis Department of Political Science
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PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara ‐ Political Science
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