Asafa Jalata, professor of sociology, global studies, and Africana studies, has published a new book entitled Phases of Terrorism in the Age of Globalization: From Christopher Columbus to Osama bin Laden (Palgrave MacMillan, 2016). This book critically examines the problem of terrorism from above and below by using case studies from different corners of the world. It also demonstrates how the frequency, intensity, danger, and volume of terrorism have increased along with the development of global capitalism, advancement in technology, and the production of powerful weapons.
During the 2014-2015 academic year, Jalata was a Fulbright scholar teaching and conducting research in Botswana. Between 2014 and 2015, Jalata also published four refereed articles and two book chapters. Based on his previous research works and his Fulbright research project, Jalata is currently writing his next book, tentatively titled Cultural Capital and Democracy in Botswana, Oromia and Ethiopia.