Dr. Johnson W. Makoba is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1990. Since 1990, he has been teaching at the University of Nevada, Reno in the United States.
Dr. Makoba is the author of two books on development in Sub-Saharan Africa and has also published several book chapters and articles in the International Journal of Sociology of Law, Scandinavian Journal of Development Alternatives, Austrian Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Third World Studies, African Development, and other scholarly journals. In 1996, Dr. Makoba established the Foundation for Credit and Community Assistance or FOCCAS Uganda, a microfinance institution. He currently heads the “Microfinance and Development” subsection of the Sociology of Development Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA).
- Makoba, Johnson W. (2011). Rethinking Development Strategies in Africa: The Triple Partnership as an Alternative Approach—The Case of Uganda. Oxford and Bern: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers.
- Makoba, Johnson W. (2010). “Globalization and Marginalization of Labor: Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.” In Berch Berberoglu (Ed.). Globalization in the 21st Century. New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan.Co-authored with Elavie Ndura “The Roots of Contemporary Ethnic Conflict and Violence in Burundi”, in Santosh C. Saha (ed.), Perspectives on Contemporary Ethnic Conflict: Primal Violence or the Politics of Conviction? Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2006.
- “Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) and Third World Development: An Alternative Approach to Development,” Journal of Third World Studies, Vol. XIX, No. 1 (Spring 2002): 53-63.