Dr Fatuma Ahmed Ali
Director & Principle Investigator
Dr. Fatuma Ahmed Ali is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) of the United States International University – Africa (USIU-A), Kenya. She is also a Visiting Faculty and an External researcher of the Interuniversity Institute for Social Development & Peace (IUDESP) of the Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain. Her areas of specialization are in the field of International Relations, Peace, Conflict and Development Studies, Gender, Security and Post-colonial Studies. Her research interest include, Gender and Violent Extremism, Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE), Women and War, African-Islamic Feminism, Women´s agency, Politics, Elections, Peace Settlements, Peace Culture, Indigenous Conflict Transformation, Peacebuilding Models, Social Development and Migration/Displacements in the Horn of Africa. Dr. Ali is a feminist researcher and an academic activist in the area of Violence against Women. She has conducted various research, facilitated training, and worked as independent consultant with International NGOs, UN agencies and the Kenyan Government. Her recent publications include:
- Ahmed Ali, Fatuma and Muyonga, Doreen (July 20, 2020), “Democratisation on hold in Somalia as first-past-the-post election is postponed”, in The Conversation
- Ahmed Ali, Fatuma, (2020), “Commentary on Somali Migration and Displacement”, in the African Studies Review (ASR), Volume 63, Number 1 (March 2020), pp.117-123, doi:10.1017/asr.2019.84.
- Ahmed Ali, Fatuma and Arrno, Stephen Amin (2020). “Revolution is Female: Reconstructing African Women´s Agency in Political Regime Change Lessons from Sudan´s Revolution” in Munyi Nyaga Elijah, Mwambari David and Ylonen, Aleksi (eds), Beyond History: African Agency in Development, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution (Africa: Past, Present & Prospects), London: Rowman & Littlefield International.