Recent Faculty Publications & Interviews

PAS faculty and affiliates continue to publish books and periodicals and are also featured in popular media. Below is a list of these recent accomplishments:


Sera Young (Anthropology), "IPR Anthropologist Receives Grant to Measure Water Insecurity," Northwestern University Institute for Policy Research, February 2017.

Noelle Sullivan (Anthropology), "The Global Gag Rule’s Impact Goes Far Beyond Abortion," Footnote, February 10, 2017

Noelle Sullivan (Anthropology), "New administration must look to recent past for global health lessons," The Hill, January 18, 2017

Will Reno (Political Science), "Frontlines to the Classroom: Will Reno Reveals the Roots of Political Violence," Northwestern Research News, January 17, 2017

Juliet Sorensen (Law), interviewed in "Juliet Sorensen believes interdisciplinary collaboration is key to global justice," Northwestern NowJanuary 11, 2017


Kathleen Bickford Berzock (Block Museum), interviewd in "Groundbreaking African art exhibit earns grant for Block Museum," Northwestern NowOctober 28, 2016

Rachel Riedl (Political Science), interviewed in "Political Scientist Combines Social Awareness, Comparative Outlook," Northwestern Research News, October 20, 2016

Juliet Sorensen (Law), "In Remotest Mali, A Hero on International Women’s Day," Huffington Post, March 9, 2016

Matthew Pietrus (Program of African Studies), "I don't live in Chi-Raq, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist,My Block My Hood My City, March 7, 2016

Noelle Sullivan (Anthropology), "Global poor's medical care would be unethical in U.S.Orlando Sentinel, February 25, 2016


Rachel Riedl (Political Science), "As Pope Francis calls for compassion toward the poor in Africa, what are African churches doing?" Washington Post, November 28, 2015

Jessica Pouchet (PhD Candidate, Anthropology), "Tanzania's rainforest: Nature's hidden treasure," CNN, October 19, 2015

Chris Abani (English), "Vu Tran's Dragonfish," The New York Times, August 10, 2015

Matthew Pietrus (Program of African Studies), "The Right to the City in the Informal Sector: Claiming Rights or Gaining Access in Kampala, Uganda?The Geographical Bulletin 56(1)

Richard Joseph (Political Science), "Nigeria's 2015 Elections: Prologue to the Past?Brookings Institute, April 13, 2015

Richard Joseph (Political Science), "Buhari's victory in Nigerian election has global significance," The Conversation, March 31, 2015

Moses Khisa (PhD candidate, Political Science), "Uganda is Full of Scandals but UPE is a Tragedy," All Africa, February 27, 2015

Rachel Riedl (Political Science), "Are efforts to limit presidential power in Africa working?Washington Post, February 16, 2015


Rachel Riedl (Political Science), "Vibrant democracies emerging from power vacuums give hope for Burkina Faso," Washington Post, November 5, 2014

César Braga Pinto (Spanish and Portuguese) co-editted with Fátima Mendonça, 2014, João Albasini e as luzes de Nwandzenguele: literatura e política em Moçambique 1908-1922