Luca Puddu

Luca Puddu is an Assistant Professor of African history and institutions at the Department of political science and International relations, University of Palermo. His research interests include social, political and economic history of the Horn of Africa region.

Recent publications:

State building, rural development, and the making of a frontier regime in north-eastern Ethiopia (2016), in “The Journal of African History” 57, 1.

Centro e Periferia nell’Etiopia Imperiale: governare la frontiera nord-occidentale nel bassopiano di Gondar (2016), in “Antropologia”, 3, 2.

Ethiopia and International Aid: Development between High Modernism and Exceptional Measures (with Emanuele Fantini), in T. Hagmann, F. Reyntjens, “Development without Democracy: Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa”, ZED books, 2016.     

Border diplomacy and state building in north-western Ethiopia, c. 1965-1977 (2017), in “Journal of Eastern African Studies”, 11, 2.

Extraversion and Development in north-western Ethiopia: the case of the Humera, agricultural project from 1967 to 1975, in Toyin Falola, M. Odey (eds.), “Poverty Reduction Strategies in Africa”, Routledge, 2018.