Tricia Redeker Hepner, an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, has two new books being published: Biopolitics, Militarism, and Development: Eritrea in the Twenty-First Century, co-edited with David O’Kane, was released in March; and Soldiers, Martyrs, Traitors, and Exiles, will be released in June. Soldiers is an examination of Eritrea’s 30-year struggle for independence from Ethiopia, beginning in 1961, and the nation building that followed. Biopolitics examines how Eritrea’s initially successful post-independence has been shattered by economic crisis and severe human rights violations in the new millennium.
Soldiers, Martyrs, Traitors, and Exiles. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2009.
Biopolitics, Militarism, and Development: Eritrea in the 21st Century. New York: Berghahn Books. 2009.
“Seeking Asylum in a Transnational Social Field: New Refugees and Struggles for Autonomy and Human Rights.” Pp. 183-206 in O’Kane and Hepner, eds. Biopolitics, Militarism, and Development: Eritrea in the 21st Century. New York: Berghahn Books. 2009.
“Transnational Governance and the Centralization of State Power in Eritrea and Exile.” Ethnic and Racial Studies. Vol. 31 (3): 476-502. 2008.
“Transnational Political and Legal Dimensions of Emergent Eritrean Human Rights Movements.” University of the Witwatersrand Forced Migration Working Papers Series, Number 36. 2007.
“Regional Politics, Human Rights, and U.S. Policy in the Horn of Africa.” With Lynn Fredriksson. Africa Policy Journal of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Vol. 3, Spring 2007.