Carol B. Thompson

Carol  B. Thompson
Northern Arizona University
Politics and International Affairs


Ph.D., Political Science, Michigan State University


Journal Articles:

  • “Philanthrocapitalism: turning Public Governance into Private Rule,” forthcoming, copy available upon request.
  • “Philanthrocapitalism:  the Demise of Neoliberalism?”, forthcoming, copy available upon request.
  • “Philanthrocapitalism:  Appropriation of Africa’s Genetic Wealth,”  Review of African Political Economy (London), Vol. 41, No. 141 (2014).
  • “Valuing Smallholder Food Production - A Call for New Theories,” Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis, Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2014).
  • “More Ominous than Climate Change? Global Policy Threats to African Food Production,” with Andrew Mushita.  African Studies Quarterly 13/4 (Winter 2013).
  • “Storms More Ominous than Climate Change? Policy Hazards to African Food Production,”  co-author with Andrew Mushita (Community Technology Development Trust, Zimbabwe),  African Studies Quarterly, 201           
  • “Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) -Advancing the Theft of African Genetic Wealth,” Review of African Political Economy,  Vol. 39, Issue 132, 2012.      
  • “Green Revolution for Africa:  Food Security or Invasive Policy?”  co-author with Andrew Mushita.  New Routes (Sweden), Vol. 17, No. 3, September 2012.


Biopiracy of Biodiversity – Global Exchange as Enclosure, co-author with Andrew Mushita.  Africa World Press, 2007.

Academic fields

International Political Economy, Comparative Politics, Methods

Continuing Professional Affiliations 

  • Community Technology Development Trust, Harare, Zimbabwe (network of smallholder farmers).
  • Community Alliance for Global Justice, Seattle, WA.  Public education to offer alternatives to industrial agriculture and privatization of seeds, fostered by AGRA (Alliance for a Green Revolution for Africa) of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 
  • Association of Concerned Africa Scholars, USA