Khalid Medani

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor

Khalid Medani
Contact Information

855 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2T7

514-398-4400 Ext 089509
Email address: 
khalid.medani [at]
Leacock 319

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Research areas: 
Comparative Government and Politics
Areas of interest: 

African Politics, Islam and Politics, Informal Economies, Middle East Politics, Ethnic and Civil Conflict, Comparative Politics, Political Economy of Development

Professional activities: 

Current Book Project

Globalization, Informal Markets and Collective Action: The Development Islamic and Ethnic Politics in Egypt, Sudan and Somalia

Selected publications: 
  • “State Building in Reverse: The Neo-Liberal “Reconstruction” of Iraq. Middle East Report, Summer 2004.
  • “Financing Terrorism or Survival? Informal Finance, State Collapse and the US War on Terrorism.” Middle East Report, Summer 2002.
  • The Political Economy of an Islamist State: Sudan. Political Islam, eds. Joel Beinin and Joe Stork, eds. (University of California Press, 1997)
  • Identity in Sudan’s Foreign Policy (with Francis M. Deng) Africa in the New International Order, eds. Edmond J. Keller and Donald Rothchild (Lynn Reiner Press, 1996).
  • “Sudan’s Human and Political Crisis,” Current History, May, 1993.
  • Funding Fundamentalism: Sudan, Review of African Political Economy, September-October, 1991.
  • “Informal Economies, Identities and Islamic Extremism,” Sociology Lecture Series, Yale University, March 31, 2005.
  • “The Political Economy of Religious Fundamentalism: A Comparative Perspective,’ Paper delivered at the American Political Science Association, Chicago, September 3, 2004.
  • “Globalization and Islamic Militancy: Giving some context to the attacks of 9/11,” paper delivered at the 45th Annual International Studies Convention. “Hegemony and its Discontents,” Montreal, March 17-20, 2004.
  • “Informal Markets and the Changing Face of Political Islam: the View from Cairo,” paper delivered at the 99th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, September 2-5, 2003.
  • “US Policy in Iraq: Prospects and Perils,” Paper delivered to the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISC), Stanford University, May 2003.
  • “Globalization, State Building and Collective Action: The Politic Economy of Remittance Inflows and Identity Politics in Northwest and Northeast Somalia,” Annual Conference of the Joint Berkeley-Stanford Conference on African Studies, April, 2001
Associate Professor
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