Professor of Sociology and Global and Africana Studies, University of TennesseeAsafa Jalata is Professor of Sociology and Global and Africana Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His expertise focuses on the area of global studies, development and international inequality, social movements, nationalism, terrorism studies, indigenous studies, and race and ethnicity.Professor Jalata’s most recent books include, "Contending Nationalisms of Oromia and Ethiopia: Struggling for Statehood, Sovereignty and Multinational Democracy" (2010), and "Phases of Terrorism in the Age of Globalisation: From Christopher Columbus to Osama bin Laden" (2016). He has published and edited eight books and authored 60 refereed articles in regional and international journals and book chapters. For further information, see http://web.utk.edu/~ajalata/; http://works.bepress.com/asafa_jalata/
The state of emergency in Ethiopia is the last attempt by the Tigrayan-led regime to stop the Oromo and Amhara protests and maintain political power.