Office: Raubinger 439
Office Hours: Spring 2017: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Department: Political Science
Area Specialization: International political economy, comparative politics, public policy, hydropolitics, African politics
Aaron Tesfaye received his bachelor's and M.P.A degrees from the California State University, Fresno. He earned his Ph.D degree in Political Science from the Center for Politics and Economics, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, in 1996. He had taught previously (1997-2004) in the Departments of Economics and of Political Science at the California State University, Fresno. He is author of: State and Economic Development in Africa: the Case of Ethiopia (NY: Palgrave-McMillan, 2017); The Political Economy of the Nile Basin Regime in the Twentieth Century (New York: Edwin Mellen, 2009); and Political Power and Ethnic Federalism: the Struggle for Democracy in Ethiopia (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2002); “China, Ethiopia and the West,” in Chris Alden, A. Alao, C. Zhang and L. Barber, eds., China and Africa: Building Peace and Security Cooperation on the Continent (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2017); and "The Ethiopian Revolution, 1974-77" in International Encyclopedia of Protest and Revolution, 1500 to Present (Immanuel Ness, ed., Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 2009). He was a 2010-2011 Fulbright Scholar at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He is a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Peace and Security Studies, Addis Ababa University, and has also taught at Universidad De Sao Jose, Macau, S.A.R. Peoples Republic of China (2011.) He has published articles in the Beijing Review's China Africa Journal, International Journal of Ethiopian Studies, UCLA's Globalization Africa Research Center, the Journal of the African Union, Ethiopian Journal of Federal Studies, and the Canadian Journal of African Studies. He also contributes articles on African affairs to Znet and Pambazuka News.
Current Scholarly Interest
State Structures and Industrialization
Globalization and Asia in Africa
- POL 2250: US Political Economy
- POL 2300: Comparative Politics
- POL 3390: African Politics
- POL 4800 (1): Seminar in Global Environmental Politics
- POL 4800 (2): The Politics of the Global Food System
- POL 5030: Comparative Public Policy
- POL 6320: International Political Economy