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Dr. Christopher LaMonica
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Humanities Department, Government Section
31 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
(860) 701-6220
Dr. Christopher LaMonica
Associate Professor
Department of Humanities
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

  • M.A., Ph.D., Boston University
  • M.P.P., Harvard University
  • B.A., University of Massachusetts/Amherst

Courses Taught:
  • Comparative Politics
  • African Politics
  • International Relations
  • International Political Economy
  • The Politics of North Africa and the Middle East
  • The Politics of Race and Ethnicity

  • Christopher LaMonica, African Politics: Frameworks for Analysis, (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2015 anticipated). (Book proposal passed peer review in December 2011; due date for first full draft, June 2014).
  • Christopher LaMonica and J. Shola Omotola, eds., Horror in Paradise: Frameworks for Understanding the Crises of the Niger Delta of Nigeria, (Durham: Carolina Academic Press, Africa Series, September 2013). 302 pp. ISBN: 978-1-61163-355-9.
  • Christopher LaMonica, Local Government Matters: The Case of Zambia, (Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag /Lambert Academic Press, April 2010). 227 pp. ISBN: 978-3-8383-1045-9.
  • Christopher LaMonica, International Politics: The Classic Texts (Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt Publishing, January 2004). ISBN: 0-7575-0871-5; Second Edition (May 2007); Second Edition Revised (June 2008). 487 pp. ISBN: 0-7875-4261-9.

  • Christopher LaMonica and George Stetson, “Oil Politics in Southern States: A Comparative Study of Indigenous Resistance to Corporatist Allegiances in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria and the Peruvian Amazon,” Journal of Human Security, (draft, in progress).
  • Erik Wingrove-Haugland, Christopher LaMonica, Elizabeth Rivero, and Alina M. Zapalska, “Teaching Global Issues in an Undergraduate Educational Program,” Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 1, No. 1 (2013), pp. 10-19.

  • Christopher LaMonica and J. Shola Omotola, Chapter 1: “Introduction: Why the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria Matters,” pp. 3-24; Chapter 10 (sole author): “Moving Beyond Ideological Approaches to the Crises of the Niger Delta,” pp. 143-168; and Chapter 18: “Conclusion: Why ‘New Civilizing Arrangements’ Are Required for the Restoration of Paradise,” pp. 287-294 in Horror in Paradise: Frameworks for Understanding the Crises of the Niger Delta of Nigeria, (Durham: Carolina Academic Press, Africa Series, September 2013). ISBN: 978-1-61163-355-9.
  • Christopher LaMonica, “The Significance of Local Governance to Human Security in Illiberal Contexts,” in Alex and Sabina Lautenbasch, eds., Human Security in World Affairs, (Vienna, Austria: Caesar Press, 2013), pp. 265-284. ISBN: 978-3-902890-00-9.
  • Christopher LaMonica, “Liberalism and the Refugee: Exploring the Contradictions,” in Yilma Tafere Tasew, ed., Outcast: The Plight of African Refugees, (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, May 2011), pp. 138-164. ISBN: 978-1-56902-349-5.
  • Published Interview: “Working on Non-Western Perspectives in Both Theory and Practice: An Interview with Christopher LaMonica,” in Robbie Shilliam, ed., International Relations and Non-Western Thought: Imperialism, Colonialism, and Investigations of Global Modernity, (Routledge, September 2010), pp. 227-238. ISBN: 978-0-41557-772-4.
  • Christopher LaMonica, “Africa in International Relations Theory: Addressing the Quandry of Africa’s Ongoing Marginalization within the Discipline,” in Peyi Soyinka Airewele and Rita Kiki Edozie, eds., Reframing Contemporary Africa: Politics, Economics and Society in a Global Era, (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, January 2010), pp. 351-374. ISBN: 978-0-87289-407-5.
  • Sheryl Boxall and Christopher LaMonica, “Algeria,” in Karl DeRouen, Jr. and Paul Bellamy, eds., International Security and the United States, (Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing, Praeger Security International, 2007), pp. 29-44. ISBN: 0-275-99253-5.

Working Papers:

Other Publications:
  • Entry: “Development” in Oxford University Bibliographies Online (OBO), (New York: Oxford University Press), launched August 2013.
  • Book Review: Douglas Yates, The Scramble for African Oil, (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) in Africana (Boston: African Studies Center) Vol. 6, No. 2 (June 2013), pp. 248-249.
  • Book Review: Magali Chelp-den Hamer, Youngest Recruits: Pre-War, War & Post-War Experiences in Western Côte d’Ivoire, (Pallas Publications-Amsterdam University Press, 2010) in Africana (Boston: African Studies Center) Vol. 6, No. 1, June/July 2012), pp. 319-321.
  • Entry: “Colonialism” in Oxford University Bibliographies Online (OBO), (New York: Oxford University Press), launched March 2011.

  • Award, Research and Study Leave (contestable fund), Victoria University, September 2008. Funds approved for sabbatical at the University of Paris-I/Pantheon-Sorbonne, January-June 2009
  • Grant from the China University of Politics and Law (CUPL) and Award, Faculty Research Grant, Victoria University, September 2007; Funds used for research at the CUPL in Beijing, China, January-February 2008
  • Award, Performance-Based Research Fund, Victoria University, School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations (HPPI), August 2006. Funds used for research in January 2007 at the University of Cape Town library archives and conference participation at the Philosophical Society of Southern Africa (PSSA), University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, January 2007
  • Teaching Excellence Award, 1998-1999 Academic Year, Boston University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, May 1999

Professional Memberships:
  • American Political Science Association (APSA)
  • Caucus for a New Political Science