Aili Mari Tripp is Professor of Political Science and Gender & Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also director of the Center for Research on Gender and Women. She received her BA and MA from the University of Chicago, and her PhD from Northwestern University. Tripp has published numerous books and articles on women’s movements in Africa and internationally, global feminism, gender and politics in Africa and globally, and on women in post-conflict African countries. She co-edits a book series with Stanlie James on Women in Africa and the Diaspora for the University of Wisconsin Press. She served as co-editor of the journal Politics & Gender from 2007-2010. She is currently president of the African Studies Association. Tripp has been a vice president of the American Political Science Association and has served on the boards of the African Studies Association, American Political Science Association, National Council for Research on Women, Tanzania Studies Association, University of Wisconsin Press, and numerous other journals and book series. Tripp is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.