Siba N’Zatioula GROVOGUI

Political Science

Siba N’Zatioula Grovogui is a Professor of International Relations Theory and African Political Thought at Cornell University. He is also the Nelson Mandela Visiting Professor in the Department of Political and International Studies at Rhodes University for 2020 and 2021. He is the author of Sovereigns, Quasi Sovereigns, and Africans, Race and Self-Determination in International Law (1996) and Beyond Eurocentrism and Anarchy: Memories of International Order and Institutions (2006). He is currently in the final phase of completion of a manuscript titled The Gaze of Copernicus: Postcolonialism, Serendipity, and the Making of the World. The manuscript offers a critique of international relations, its practices, disciplinary canons, archives, and regimes of truth as foundations for a set of propositions on postcolonial inquiries, methods, and utopias. His work offers a long-standing focus on non-Western perspectives on (dis)order in the relationship between states and governments. His research interests include political theory, transnationalism and diaspora. Born in Guinea, Grovogui obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and until 2014 held a professorship at Johns Hopkins University.