Milkessa Gemechu is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science. Specializing his PhD in Federalism Studies in the College of Law and Governance of Addis Ababa University—Ethiopia (2017), Milkessa currently teaches Comparative Federalism. His Ph.D. dissertation focuses on Governing Contested Cities in Federations which elaborates multiethnic urban politics, conflicts and policies. Milkessa did his master’s degree in Federalism Studies (2011), and his bachelor degree in Political Science and International Relations (2008) in Addis Ababa University. He is also a human rights and democracy activist. His research interests include politics of federalism, African politics, contested city politics and multiculturalism.