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Professor of Economics



Office: STA325



  • Ph.D. Economics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • M.A.  Economics, University of Texas, El Paso, TX
  • B.Sc.  Economics, University of Khartoum, Sudan  

Research and Teaching Areas and Interests

  • Postcolonial thought; economic development; political economy of Africa; women/gender and economics; institutional economics; culture and economics

Current Projects

  • "African Bodies in the Mediterranean: An Entry to Postcolonial Economies of Displacement, Migration and Refuge"
  • "Economic Hybridity: A Conceptual Framework"

Select Publications

  • Economics, Culture and Development, London: Routledge, 2016 (Frontiers of Political Economy Series). 
  • “Postcoloniality and Development: Development as a Colonial Discourse,” in Dimensions of African Development: Theory and Practice, Lansana Keita (ed.), Dakar, Senegal: Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, 2011. 
  • “How Does an African Student of Economics Make Sense of Robinson Crusoe?” in Robinson Crusoe: The Construction and Deconstruction of Economic Man, Ulla Grapard and Gillian Hewitson (eds.), London: Routledge, 2011.
  • "Economics, Postcolonial Theory, and the Problem of Culture: Institutional Analysis and Hybridity," Cambridge Journal of Economics, November, 2009, p. 1153-1167.

Course Information

  • Political Economy of Africa (ECO281)
  • Economic Development (ECO335)
  • Women, Culture, and Development (ECO282)
  • Postcolonial Perspectives on Development (ECO381)
  • Introduction to Economic Perspectives (ECO103)
  • Value and Distribution (ECO203)
  • Africa: the Idea/the Place (Connections 2 Course)