Sam Okoth Opondo


Sam Okoth Opondo is Associate Professor in Political Science and Africana Studies at Vassar College N.Y. His research on colonial and postcolonial mediation of estrangement looks at the often-overlooked amateur diplomacies of everyday life, biopolitics and humanitarian governance, postcolonial cities, ethics, and cultural translation in Africa and its diasporas. He is the author of Diplomatic Para-citations: Genre, Foreign Bodies, and the Ethics of Co-habitation (Rowman & Littlefield, Forthcoming 2021) and co-edited (with Michael J. Shapiro) The New Violent Cartography: Geo-Analysis After the Aesthetic Turn ( Routledge, 2012). Dr. Opondo is also a contributing editor and member of the International Editorial Board of the Sage Handbook of Diplomacy and serves on the Editorial Council of Contexto Internacional: Journal of Global Connections.