Mohamed Ali

Contract Instructor

Degrees:BA (Somali National), MA, PhD (UCLA)
Office:400 Paterson

Professional experiences include:

  • Adjunct Professor in the Institute of African Studies
  • Fulbright Certificate for academic achievement as a Fulbright scholar
  • Nominated for the position of Visiting Research Fellow at the UCLA James .S. Colman African Studies Centre
  • Dean College of Education, Lafoole and Professor of African history at the Somali National University

Research Interests:

  • Medieval and Modern history of Africa
  • Trade Religion and Ethnicity in African history
  • African Historiography

Recent Publications:
Ali, Mohamed, 2004 “Somali History: Linguistic Approaches to the Past.” In “Putting the Cart Before the Horse – Contested Nationalism and the Crises of the Nation State in Somali” ed. Abdi Kusow, 15-32. Red Sea Press.

Papers Presented:
“The Contributions of Linguistics to the Study of History in Somalia.” Presented at the Center for Peace-Building Initiative Inc. Eliff Maay Fest, the 20th Anniversary of Elif-Maay. Nov 2-4, 2014. Toronto,Canada
“The Role of Linguistics and Oral traditions in Reconstructing the Early History of Horn of Africa.” Presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS), Carleton University, May 5-7, 2010.
“The formation of Somali Education Association, a professional voice for Somali educators in the diaspora.” Presented on community development at the Somali Studies International Association Tenth Triennia. April 2007.
“The Root Causes of the Somali Crises.” Paper presented to the Somali Committee for Peace Conference on the role of the United Nations in Somalia: Present Crises and possible solutions. 1993, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.