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Abel Djassi Amado

Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science and International Relations

Simmons University

A Bit About Me

Abel Djassi Amado is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Simmons University. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science/African Studies from Boston University. Before joining Simmons University, Amado had taught at other universities and colleges in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including Clark University. Boston College, and the University of Rhode Island. He co-directed the University of Rhode Island Summer Abroad in Cabo Verde for many years. Amado was a secretary of the board of the West African Research Association (WARA) and, from 2019 to 2022, presided over the board of the Lusophone African Studies Organization (LASO). Amado researches and has published articles and book chapters on the politics of language, the political history of national liberation in Africa, Amilcar Cabral’s political biography, and Cabo Verde’s foreign policy. His works have been published in domestic and international journals Lusotopie, Desafios, and The Journal of West African History. His book manuscript titled “Language and Politics in a Creole Island State: Cabo Verde in a Comparative Perspective” is under review with Lexington Books.

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