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Derese G Kassa, Ph.D.

Research and Publications

  • Kassa, Derese Getachew, 2018. Refugee Spaces and Urban Citizenship in Nairobi: Africa’s Sanctuary City. Maryland: Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc
Other Publications
  • Kassa, Derese G (2017), “Right to the African City: New Frontiers for Theorizing Urban Citizenship”, Notes and Records: The International Journal of African and African diaspora Studies, Vol. II Number 1, Kentucky State University Press.
  • Kassa, Derese G (2017), “The Obama Presidency and the Quest for Democracy in Africa" in International Journal of Ethiopian Studies Vol. X. No 1&2, TSEHAI Publishers.

Web Publications
  • Derese Getachew Kassa (July 28, 2016), “Writing Hailemariam’s Epitaph: A Coup de grace or a Coup d’état”, Online Article, published here.
  • Derese Getachew Kassa (June 21, 2016), “The Ethio-Eritrean Conflict: The Border is a Shiny Object.” Online Article, published here.

Selected Presentations
  • Derese Getachew Kassa (April 2017), “The Obama Presidency and the Quest for Democracy in Africa: Legacy or Interlude?” 98th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA), Austin, Texas, April 12-17, 2017.
  • Derese Getachew Kassa (2017), “Beyond Grievances: Roadblocks to Ethiopia’s Democratization and the Ethnic Factor,” Ethiopia in Crisis Summit, organized by Stanford University and the Ethiopian-American Council, January 21-22, 2017.
  • Derese Getachew Kassa (2016), “Post-Colonial States in Africa: Land and the National Question of Oromo People in Ethiopia,” Keynote Speaker on the “Africa Initiative” (AI) Speakers Series of Syracuse University’s Department of African American Studies, February 11, 2016.