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Daniel Egiegba Agbiboa is currently completing an MPhil in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom). He holds an MA degree in International Relations (summa cum laude) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), a B.Soc.Sc. Hons degree in Government, Business and Ethics (summa cum laude), and a BA degree in Philosophy and Ethics (summa cum laude). His articles have been published in such peer-reviewed journals as the Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, the Loyola Journal of Social Science, and the Journal of Business Ethics. He is the winner of the Cecil Renaud Overseas Scholarship and a member of the Golden Key International Honours Society. He may be contacted by e-mail at:;

Julius A. Amin is professor and chair of the department of history at the University of Dayton. He received his PhD from Texas Tech University in 1988, and his publications include The Peace Corps in Cameroon (The Kent State University Press, 1992) and articles in several journals, including the Journal of Contemporary African Studies, the Journal of Asian and African Studies, the Journal of Black Studies, the Trans-African Journal of History, and the Western Journal of Black Studies. Currently, he is doing a book on the Peace Corps at fifty in Africa. He may be contacted by e-mail at:

Zemelak Ayitenew Ayele is a doctoral researcher with the Local Democracy, State, Peace and Human Security Programme, Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape. His research interests include decentralization and local government. His most recent publication is an article on "Local Government in Ethiopia: Still an Apparatus of Control?" He may be contacted by e-mail at: or

LAURA L. COCHRANE is an assistant professor of anthropology at Central Michigan University. She received her PhD in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis in 2007. Her book Weaving through Islam in Senegal, analyzing everyday practices of Sufism in two weaving communities, is forthcoming with Carolina Academic Press. Her ongoing research concerns religious identities, visual arts, and environmental and economic concerns within Senegal. She may be contacted by e-mail at:

Yonatan Tesfaye Fessha lectures at the faculty of law, University of the Western Cape, South Africa. His research interests include constitutional law and human rights. Dr. Fessha has published widely on matters pertaining [End Page 144] to, but not limited to, federalism, constitutional design, autonomy, and politicized ethnicity. His most recent publication includes a book on Ethnic Diversity and Federalism: Constitution Making in South Africa and Ethiopia, published by Ashgate. He may be contacted by e-mail at:

Roshen Hendrickson is an assistant professor of political science at the College of Staten Island (CUNY). She received her PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University in 2006. Her chapter "Globalization and the Governance of Foreign Direct Investment in Africa" was recently published in Development, Modernism and Modernity in Africa, edited by Augustine Agwuele. She is currently working on a manuscript on U.S. economic relations with sub-Saharan Africa. She may be contacted by e-mail at:

Miroslava Prazak is a professor of anthropology at Bennington College. She has conducted research in southwestern Kenya at intervals over the past twenty-seven years. Her work has focused on aspects of economic development and cultural change, education, globalization, inequality, gender- and age-based hierarchies, sexuality, reproduction and family formation, and the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic on rural communities. Her work has been published in Africa Today, the Journal of African Cultural Studies, Anthropology of Work Review, and African Studies Review, and in two edited volumes: African Families at the Turn of the 21st Century and Africa Today: A Multidisciplinary Snapshot of the Continent in 1995. She is currently completing a manuscript on the persistence and alteration of genital cutting. She may be contacted by e-mail at: [End Page 145]



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