Mahmood Mamdani "is from Kampala, Uganda. He is currently Herbert Lehman Professor of Government in the Departments of Anthropology, Political Science and International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, where he was also Director of the Institute of African Studies from 1999 to 2004. He has taught at the University of Dar-es-Salaam, Makerere University and University of Cape Town, and was the founding director of Centre for Basic Research in Kampala, Uganda. He is the author of Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War and the Origins of Terror (2004), When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism and Genocide in Rwanda (2001), Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism (1996) and several other books. As President of CODESRIA (Council for the Development of Social Research in Africa) from 1999 to 2002, he was invited to present one of nine papers at the Nobel Peace Prize Centennial Symposium in Oslo. In 2004, he presented one of nine papers at the African Union-organized Global Meeting of Intellectuals from Africa and the African Diaspora in Dakar." 
- Former Director, Left Forum
- Director, Institute for a Democratic South Africa
- Editorial Advisory Board, Souls
- Editorial Board, Third World Quarterly 
- International Advisory Board, MIT Program on Human Rights and Justice 
- International Associate Editor, Transformation 
- International Advisory Board, Review of African Political Economy 
- International Advisory Board, International Journal of Transitional Justice 
- Mahmood Mamdani, Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror (Knopf, 2009).
- Mahmood Mamdani, Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror (Pantheon, 2004).
- Mahmood Mamdani, Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism (Princeton, 1996).
Resources and articles
Related Sourcewatch articles
- Directors, Left Forum, accessed July 24, 2008.
- Editorial Board, Third World Quarterly, accessed September 3, 2009.
- International Advisory Board, MIT Program on Human Rights and Justice, accessed July 24, 2008.
- Home, Transformation, accessed March 9, 2010.
- Editorial Working Group, Review of African Political Economy, accessed April 6, 2010.
- Editorial Board, International Journal of Transitional Justice, accessed April 8, 2010.