Ph.D., Univ. of Minnesota (2010)
M.A., Univ. of Minnesota (2007)
B.A., Whitman College (1999)
Isaac Kamola is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science. His teaching and research examines the intersection of international political economy, African politics, and the politics of higher education. In the classroom he strives to challenge students to think critically about their own positionality as political and economic actors, and what this practice might mean for the project of engaging the world differently.
Isaac’s written work is published in a number of edited volumes and journals, including British Journal of Politics and International Relations, International Political Sociology, Journal of Higher Education in Africa, Third World Quarterly, and Polygraph. Before coming to Trinity, Isaac spent a year as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Humanities at Wesleyan University and two years as an American Council for Learned Societies (ACLS) New Faculty Fellow at Johns Hopkins. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota in 2010.