University of Minnesota
Department of Political Science
polisci@umn.edu
612-624-4144


Department of Political Science

Ron R Aminzade

612/624-9570
Sociology 1031 Soc Sci 267 19th Ave S

Department Affiliations


Specialties

  • 19th century France
  • citizenship
  • class formation
  • democratic theory
  • globalization
  • historical sociology
  • nationalism
  • political change in East Africa
  • political sociology
  • race relations
  • social movements
  • sociology of development
  • Tanzania

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Sociology, University of Michigan.

Publications

  • Historical Sociology and Time: Aminzade, Ron, Sociological Methods and Research, 20 456-480, 1992.
  • Ballots and Barricades: Class Formation & Republican Politics in Nineteenth Century France: Aminzade, Ron, Princeton University Press, 1993.
  • The Social Worlds of Higher Education. Aminzade, Ron, Bernice Pescosolido, Pine Forge Press, 1999.
  • Silence and Voice in the Study of Contentious Politics: Aminzade, Ron, Cambridge University Press, 2001.
  • The Politics of Race and Nation: Citizenship and Africanization in Tanganyika: Aminzade, Ron, Political Power and Social Theory, 2000.
  • From Race to Citizenship: The Indigenization Debate in Post-Socialist Tanzania: Aminzade, Ron, Comparative Studies in International Development, 2003.
  • Nation Building in Post-Colonial States: The Cases of Tanzania and Fiji: Aminzade, Ron, Eric Larson, UNESCO, International Social Science Journal, #192 169-182, 2008.
  • Historians and the Study of Social Protest: Aminzade, Ron, Brian Dill, Social Movements Across the Disciplines, 267-311, 2007. Download
  • Nation-States Confront the Global: Discourses of Indigenous Rights in Fiji and Tanzania: Aminzade, Ron, Eric Larson, Sociological Quarterly, 48 801-831, 2007.
  • Race, Nation, and Citizenship in Post-Colonial Africa: The Case of Tanzania. Aminzade, Ron, Cambridge University Press, Author, 2013.

Professional Activities

  • Chair: Social Science Research Council, International Dissertation Field Research Program , 2002 - 2004
  • Series Co-Editor: University of Minnesota Press , 1996 - 2005

Outreach Activities

  • Vice President: Books for Africa, 2001 - 2005
  • Community Solutions for Africa's Development: Board of Directors, 2007 - 2009
  • Project Zawadi: Board of Directors, 2008 - 2010

Awards

  • Center for Advanced Study, Palo Alto fellow
  • College of Liberal Arts Teaching Award, University of Minnesota, 1990
  • Graduate-Professional Teaching Award, University of Minnesota, 2001
  • Arthur "Red" Motley Exemplary Teaching Award, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 2012

Courses Taught

  • Soc 8011 - Sociology of Higher Education: Theory and Practice
  • Research Methods: Historical Sociology
  • Soc 3322 - Social Movements, Protest and Change
  • Soc 8390 - Nationalism, Citizenship, and Race in Global Perspective
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