About me


Dr Nicodemus Minde is currently a researcher with the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in Nairobi. He was previously Aa Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (International Relations Department) – Catholic University of Eastern Africa. Minde previously worked as an Associate Researcher (Writing, Research and Publication) at the Centre for Strategic Studies (CSL), Zanzibar, Tanzania. He is attached to the faculty at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the United States International University – Africa as an adjunct faculty. 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.