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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Horace G. Campbell


Director of African Initiative

African American Studies

Political Science

Latino-Latin American Studies

211 Sims Hall


Research and Teaching Interests

Politics - African, African American and Caribbean; African International Relations; Pan Africanism; Militarism and Transformation in Southern Africa; Caribbean Society Since Independence

Publications (Books)

Global NATO and the catastrophic Failure in Libya, Monthly Review Press, New York, 2013

Barack Obama and 21st Century Politics: A Revolutionary Moment in the USA, Pluto Press, 2010.

Pan Africanism, Pan Africanists, and African Liberation in the 21st Century, with Rodney Worrell, New Academia Publishers, 2006.

Reclaiming Zimbabwe: The Exhaustion of the Patriarchal Model of Liberation, David Phillip Publications (South Africa) and Africa World Press (NJ), 2003.

Tanzania and the IMF: The Dynamics of Liberalization, ed. with Howard Stein, Westview Press, 1992.

Rasta and Resistance: From Marcus Garvey to Walter Rodney, London: Hansib Publishing Ltd., 1985; New Jersey: Africa World Press, 1987.

Publications (Chapters in Books, recent)

“The Challenges for Revolutionary Change in the Caribbean” in Grenada Revolution: Reflections and Lessons edited by Wendy C. Grenade, University of Mississippi Press 2015

“France and Mali: The War on Terror in Africa in Theory and Practice,” in The Sahel in the Global Power Play, Marcel Kissou and Pauline Ginsberg (Adonis &Abbey, 2015)

"Chinese Social transformation and its implications for the future of Afro-Asian solidarity." Global Financial and Economic Crisis, edited by León-Manríquez J.L., and Moyo, Theresa, CODESRIA, Dakar, Senegal 2015

"Ron Walters: Pan African and International Struggles for Social Justice," in Robert Smith and Cedric Johnson (Eds.), What Has This Got to Do With the Liberation of Black People: The Impact and Influence of Ronald Walters on African American Thought and Leadership, SUNY PRESS Albany 2013

"Towards an Africa without Borders in the 21st Century: The Inspiration of Kwame Nkrumah," in Contemporary Relevance of Kwame Nkrumah's Contribution to Pan Africanism and Internationalism, Akilagpa Sawyerr and Takyiwaa Manuh (Eds.) 2012

"Tunisia’s revolution: self-organisation for self-emancipation and Tunisia and Egypt: revolutions without self-proclaimed revolutionaries", in Sokari Ekine and Firoze Manji (Eds.), African Awakening: The Emerging Revolutions, Oxford 2012

"Julius Nyerere: between state-centred and people-centred Pan-Africanism,” in Africa's Liberation: The Legacy of Nyerere, edited by Chambi Chachage, Annar Cassam , Fahamu Books and Pambazuka Press, Oxford 2011

Publications (recent articles)

“Zimbabwe Working Peoples and the Question of Liberation,” Special Issue of Black Scholar, Volume 37, No 1, spring 2007

"China in Africa: Challenges to US Hegemony," Third World Quarterly Volume 29, Issue 1 February 2008 , pages 89 - 105

“Remilitarization of African Societies: Analysis of the Planning Behind Proposed US Africa Command, International Journal of African Renaissance Studies, Issue 2, No 2 2008

“Cuito Cuanavale: A Tribute to Fidel Castro and the African Revolution, Monthly Review, June 2008

“Unequal Equals: Angola and China,” World Affairs: 2009, Volume : 13, Issue : 1

"Reconstruction and reparations: Lessons from China and the Pan-African World," International Journal of African Renaissance Studies, Vol. 4 (2) 2009

"Discourses on Development and Realities of Exploitation: From Aid and Humanitarianism to Solidarity," Jindal Journal of International Relations, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2011

"A Response to Austerity Measures Requires Audacity not Timidity," SOULS: Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society, July-December 2012,

"Africa in the Changed World Economy," African Review, University of Dar es Salaam, Volume 40 No. 1, April, 2013

"The Military Defeat of the South Africans in Angola," Monthly Review, Volume 64, Issue 11 (April 2013)

"Culture-Centric Preemptive Counterinsurgency and US Africa Command: Assessing the Role of the US Social Sciences in US Military Engagements in Africa," (with Amber Murrey) Third World Quarterly, September 2014

“Coral Gardens 1963: The Rastafari and Jamaican Independence,” Social and Economic Studies: The Social Sciences Journal of the University of the West Indies, June 2014

"Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism in Africa," Monthly Review, August 2015.


Professor Accepts Yearlong Appointment at University of Ghana

(June 30, 2016)

Horace Campbell will occupy Kwame Nkrumah Chair in Institute of African Studies