Professor Horace Campbell

professor horace campbell 2Professor Campbell is the Kwame Nkrumah Chair of African Studies at the Institute of African Studies, University of Legon, Ghana. He is on leave from Syracuse University where holds a joint Professorship in the Department of African American Studies and the Department of Political Science, Maxwell School at in the United States.

Professor Campbell has published widely. His most recent book is Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya: Lessons for Africa in the Forging of African Unity (Monthly Review Press, USA, 2013). He has also authored Barack Obama and 21st Century Politics: A Revolutionary Moment in the USA (Pluto Press, London 2010). Reclaiming Zimbabwe: The Exhaustion of the Patriarchal Model of Liberation (David Phillip, Cape Town, South Africa and Africa World Press, New Jersey, 2003), and Pan Africanism, Pan Africanists and African Liberation in the 21st Century (New Academia Publishers, 2006). His most well-known book, Rasta and Resistance: from Marcus Garvey to Walter Rodney (Africa World Press, Trenton, 1985) is going through its eighth printing, and has been translated into French, Spanish, Turkish and Italian. He co-edited the book, Tanzania and the IMF: The Dynamics of Liberalization (Westview Press, 1991), with Howard Stein. He is currently completing a book on the US Militarism and African Independence.

He has published more than 80 journal articles and a dozen monographs as well as chapters in edited books. At the same time, and writes regular blogs for the online publications, Counterpunch, teleSUR and Pambazuka News.

Professor Campbell teaches courses on Politics of Africa, African International Relations, Pan Africanism, Comparative Politics, International Political Economy, Introduction to African American Studies, Militarism and Transformation in Southern Africa, Introduction to Pan Africanism, and the Caribbean Society since Independence. In his courses he seeks to elaborate on the concepts of fractal wisdom and fractal optimism. He was awarded the Prize for Excellence in Master’s Level Teaching at Syracuse University in 2015.

Professor Campbell completed his Bachelor’s Degree at York University in Toronto, his Master’s Degree in Political Science at Makerere University in Uganda, and his Ph.D. at Sussex University in England. He completed the research for his doctoral dissertation in East Africa. Before teaching at Syracuse University, Horace Campbell taught in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University in Evanston and for six years at the University of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. As a member of the Dar Es Salaam School he was active in the debates on the transition beyond colonialism. He was the Secretary of the Liberation Committee of the University of Dar es Salaam.

Horace Campbell has been a Visiting Professor at Trinity University in Dublin, Ireland, and at the School of International Relations, Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He is an activist for peace and for more than ten years served as a Board Member of the Syracuse Peace Council, the oldest peace organization in the USA. As a community worker he served for two terms as the President of the Pan African Community of Central New York (PACCNY). Campbell is an executive member of the North American delegation of the Pan African Congress and is active in the Global Pan African Movement He also serves as the Chairperson of the Walter Rodney Memorial Committee. He is currently editing a book along with Patricia Rodney on the struggles for justice for Walter Rodney, focusing on the findings of the Commission of Inquiry into the murder of Walter Rodney on June 13, 1980.