Centre College Faculty
Lori Hartmann-Mahmud• Frank B. and Virginia B. Hower Associate Professor of International Studies
• Chair of International Studies Program
Office: Crounse Hall—463
Lori Hartmann-Mahmud joined the Centre College faculty in 1999 as visiting assistant professor of government. She was awarded the “Rookie of the Year” teaching award in 2000, and a Kirk Teaching Award in 2003. During the CentreTerms of 2004 and 2009, she took groups of students to Cameroon to study politics and civil society in that Central African country. And In 2006-07, she was the director of Centre College’s program in Strasbourg, France.
Hartmann-Mahmud’s scholarly interests have focused on African politics, Latin American politics, women and development in West Africa, and the political economy of development. Recently, her article, “Neoliberalism: a useful tool for teaching critical topics in political science” appeared in PS: Political Science and Politics (Oct 2009). She has published several articles on the topic of women and development, including “The Rural-Urban dynamic and implications for development: perspectives from Nigerien Women” in Journal of Contemporary African Studies (spring 2004) and “A Language of their own: Development Discourse in Niger” in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (Winter 2004). In 2002 her article “War as Metaphor” appeared in Peace Review: Journal of Social Justice. Other articles and reviews have been published in Journal of Poverty, Development, Fourth World Bulletin, and Africa Today.
Hartmann-Mahmud has also written op-ed pieces for the Lexington Herald-Leader on issues such as the conflict in Liberia and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
She holds a B.A. from Denison University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Denver. She was an Ambassadorial Graduate Rotary Scholar at the Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Senegal, West Africa; and a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, West Africa.
Hartmann-Mahmud is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and is currently the President of Centre’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter.
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