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Derese G Kassa, Ph.D.

Research and Publications

Books
  • 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 (2020), “Beyond the Limits of Theory: Qualifying Electoral Authoritarianism in Ethiopia (2005-2015)”, The South African Review of Sociology (SARS), Taylor and Francis Group, Routledge Publishers, Vol. 51, Issue 1.
  • 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 (2016), “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
Selected Presentations
  • Derese Getachew Kassa (Nov. 2019), “Refugee Spaces and Urban Citizenship in Nairobi: Africa’s Sanctuary City”, 62nd Annual Meeting of African Studies Association, Boston Marriot Copley Place, Boston, MA.
  • Derese Getachew Kassa (Sep. 2018), “Refugee Spaces and Urban Citizenship in Nairobi, Kenya”, Yale Macmillan Center, Program on Refugees, Seminar Series of the Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses (PRFDHR), Yale University, New Haven.
  • Derese Getachew Kassa (Feb. 2018), “Right to the African City: New Frontiers for Theorizing Urban Citizenship”, in the Annual Conference of the Eastern Sociological Society, February 22-25, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • 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.