William Munro, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Yale University, 1991
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
Fighting for the Future of Food: Activists versus Agribusiness in the Struggle over
(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.