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First Name
Aili Mari
Last Name
University of Wisconsin
women and politics, women's movements, global feminism, transnational feminism, African politics, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, East Africa, Liberia
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About Me

Aili Mari Tripp’s research has focused on women and politics in Africa and globally, women’s movements in Africa, transnational/global feminism, African politics (with particular reference to Uganda and Tanzania), and on the informal economy in Africa.

Recent Publications


  • Women and Power in Post-Conflict Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2015). 
  • Museveni’s Uganda: Paradoxes of Power in a Hybrid Regime (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010).
  • African Women’s Movements: Transforming Political Landscapes with Isabel Casimiro, Joy Kwesiga, and Alice Mungwa (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
  • Women and Politics in Uganda (University of Wisconsin- Press, 2000).
  • Changing the Rules: The Politics of Liberalization and the Urban Informal Economy in Tanzania (University of California Press, 1997).


  • Gender, Violence, and Human Security: Critical Feminist Perspectives with Myra Marx Ferree and Christina Ewig (New York University Press, 2013)
  • Global Feminism: Transnational Women’s Activism Organizing, and Human Rights with Myra Marx Ferree (New York University Press, 2006),
  • Sub-Saharan Africa: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women’s Issues Worldwide (Greenwood, 2003)
  • The Women’s Movement in Uganda: History, Challenges and Prospects with Joy Kwesiga (Fountain Press, 2002)
  • What Went Right in Tanzania? People’s Responses to Directed Development with Marja-Liisa Swantz (Dar es Salaam University Press, 1996).
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