Dr. Stephen Magu has taught history, political science, international relations and humanities courses. He holds a PhD in International studies from Old Dominion University. He has previously taught at Regent University, at Old Dominion University and the JSA program.
He has presented research at numerous local, national and international conferences and is a member of several professional societies (ISA, SERSAS/SEAN, CODESRIA, and VSSA among others). He is the author of several books including: Great Powers and US Foreign Policy towards Africa (Palgrave MacMillan, 2018); Peace Corps and Citizen Diplomacy: Soft Power Strategies in U.S. Foreign Policy (Lexington Books, 2018), The Socio-Cultural, Ethnic and Historic Foundations of Kenya’s Electoral Violence: Democracy on Fire (Routledge, 2018) and Social and Political Economy of the Greater East African Region (LAP, 2017). He has co-edited Corruption Scandals and their Global Impacts (Taylor & Francis, 2018) with Omar Hawthorne, and co-authored the Introduction part of the Humanities interactive textbook for Hampton University in 2015, with Dr. Joy Hendrickson. Other articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals, such as African Journal of Democracy and Governance, African Studies, Social Sciences, and in edited book volumes: Nomenclatural Poetization and Globalization, in Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Retrospect: Africa’s Development Beyond, in Africa Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: Exploring the Multi-dimensional Discourses on ‘Development’, and in Secrets, Silences and Betrayals. His research interests include democratization in developing countries, foreign policy in small and non-great powers, global, social and economic development in a globalizing world, and regionalism and cultural norms in modernity.