• Contributor, V-Dem (Varieties of Democracy) – Democracy, Elections and Political Parties in Zanzibar(2000-2020).
  • Researcher, Providing for Peacekeeping Project – International Peace Institute (IPI) (2015-Ongoing).
  • Research in Popular Music and Culture (2019-Ongoing).
  • Research in Politics and Elections in Tanzania (Ongoing).

About me

About Nico Minde


Dr Nicodemus Minde is a Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (International Relations Department) – Catholic University of Eastern Africa. He is also an adjuct faculty at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the United States International University – Africa. He has a PhD in in International Relations. He has done research in areas around African International Relations, foreign policy, peace and conflict in the Horn of Africa region, China-Africa relations (Tanzania) and political parties and democratization in Africa.

Career Profile

A social science academic researcher and analyst with experience in conducting research and analysis in the field of International Relations, Political Parties, Democracy and Development Consultancy.

Research Focus

  • Research Interest (s): Political Party Systems and democratization; Foreign Policy (African states); Popular culture; Culture and Politics; Memory Studies.
  • Program Area(s): Foreign Policy and Diplomacy.
  • Regional Specialization(s): Africa; China; East Africa; Great Lakes Region.
  • Country(s) Specialization: Tanzania; China; Zanzibar; Kenya; South Sudan.
  • Subfield Specialties: Comparative Political Systems; Party Politics.

Dr Minde has received several academic grants. Among them are the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA) Fieldwork/Grant (2022); American Political Science Association (APSA) Research Development Group (RDG); Visiting Fellowship, University of Edinburgh, Scotland; African Studies Association (ASA) Carnegie Corporation of New York Scholarship (CCNY); and three Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellowships awards. He was a joint recipient of the Africa Peacebuilding Network (APN) Research Grant with Professor Kenneth Omeje in 2013.