William Munro, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science

Ph.D., Yale University, 1991                                                                                                                      William Munro

Dr. Munro teaches courses in International Politics, African Politics, Conflict Areas in the Global South,     
Development Theory, and Social Movements.  His research interests include the politics of state formation
and development in the global south as  well as popular organization in the international food economy. He
has conducted field research on state politics in Zimbabwe, 
and is currently researching the politics of
democratization in rural South Africa. He is the author of 
The Moral Economy of the State: Conservation,
Community Development and State-making in  Zimbabwe
 (Ohio University Press, 1998). Munro's most
recent book is 
titled  Fighting for the Future of Food: Activists versus Agribusiness in the Struggle over
Biotechnology
 (University of Minnesota Press, 2010),  with Rachel Schurman of the University of Minnesota.
Munro is also the 2012 winner of the Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching
Excellence at Illinois Wesleyan.