Amii Omara-Otunnu

otunnuD.Phil., Oxford
Associate Professor of History
UNESCO Human Rights Chair
Executive Director, UConn-ANC Partnership

Hours, Spring 2017: email for appointment
Office (UNESCO): Wilbur Cross, Rm 208
Phone: (860) 486-0647 or (860) 486-5717
Fax: (860) 486-0641

Area of Specialty


Current Research Interests

East Africa; military in Africa; the Nile Valley; Pan-Africanism; International Human Rights and Democracy. Africa.

Selected Publications

“The Currency of Militarism” in Ebot Hutchful (ed.) The Military and Militarism in Africa Dakar (Codesria 1997)

“The Dynamics of Conflict in Uganda,” in Oliver Furley, ed., Conflict in Africa (London: Lester Cook Academic Publishers and I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd., 1995).

“One-Party Rule and Prospects for Democracy in East Africa,” in Bruce Berman and Piotr Dutkiewicz, eds., Africa and Eastern Europe: Crisis and Transformations (Kingston, Ontario: Queen’s University Press, 1993).

“Uganda,” in Joel Krieger, chief ed., The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993).

“Yoweri Kaguta Museveni,” in H. Glickman, ed., Political Leaders of Contemporary Africa South of the Sahara: A Biographical Dictionary (Westport, Ct.: Greenwood Press Original Reference Book, 1992).

“The Challenge of Democratic Pluralism in Uganda,” in Issue (African Studies Association Journal), Winter 1991.

Politics and the Military in Uganda: 1895-1995 (New York: St. Martin; London: Macmillian Press, 1987)

Links of Interest

UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights