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Moses Khisa

Asst Professor

School of Public and International Affairs


Assistant Professor of Political Science in the School of Public and International Affairs at North Carolina State University with a joint appointment in Africana Studies. Also, a research associate with the Centre for Basic Research in Kampala and Interim Secretary of Society for Justice and National Unity, a think-tank based in Kampala. In addition, I write a weekly opinion column for Daily Monitor, Kampala (


Current Research:

Political settlements and the politics of revenue state capacity in Africa.

The changing nature of civil-military relations in Africa.

The politics of institutional transformation in Africa.



Latest Publications:

– Whose Africa is Rising, in Review of African Political Economy (June 2019).

– Shrinking Democratic Space? Crisis of Consensus and Contentious Politics in Uganda, in Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics (June 2019).

– Politics of Exclusion and Institutional Transformation in Ethiopia, in Third World Quarterly (Feb 2019).


B.A. Social Sciences (Political Science major) Makerere University, Kampala 2005

M.A. Human Rights Makerere University, Kampala 2007

Pre-Doc/M.Phil. Social Sciences Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta, India 2009

M.A. Political Science Northwestern University 2013

Ph.D. Political Science Northwestern University 2016

Area(s) of Expertise

Comparative Politics and International Political Economy with a focus on Africa.