About John James Quinn
At Truman, he has taught courses in African Politics, African International Relations, Comparative Politics, International Political Economy, Research Methodology, Senior Seminar, Introduction to Political Science, and Introduction to International Relations. He ha also taught two JINS classes (interdisciplanry): Why We Fight: War, Politics, and Literature, and Cultural Crossroads: Africana Studies: Ancient to Modern. He also taught as a visiting professor at the University of Ghana-Legion in Fall 2001: African Political Thought and the Diaspora. He won the prestigious Walker and Doris Allen Fellowship for Faculty excellence in 2010, and he has been nominated for other teaching awards.
His primary research agenda centers on the political and economic effects of majority state ownership of industry or mining or oil in Africa. He also works on issues of African democratization in the post-Cold War period, French ODA in Africa, the diffusion of conflict in Zaire and Rwanda, corruption, and comparative development and democracy. He is author of Global Geopolitical Power and African Political and Economic Institutions: When Elephants Fight (Lexington Books, 2016), as well as The Road Oft Traveled: Development Politics and Majority State Ownership of Industry in Africa (Praeger, 2002). He has published articles in several journals, included International Interactions, Party Politics, and International Politics as well as written several chapters for books and entries for handbooks and encyclopedias.
See Curriculum Vitae for more details.