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Mohamed Duale

Student Researcher

Degrees:H.B.A. (York), M.A. (York), B.Ed. (Toronto)

Mohamed Duale is a Ph.D. Candidate in Education at the Faculty of Education, York University, and a Graduate Research Fellow with the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS) at York University. He is an interdisciplinary scholar with interests in refugee and forced migration studies in East Africa and the Horn of Africa. For LERRN, Duale researched refugee participation in humanitarian programming in Kakuma Refugee Camp and Nairobi. Beyond Mohamed’s research with LERRN, his doctoral project examines the lived experiences and aspirations to ‘return’ home among Somali refugee youth in the Dadaab refugee camps of north-east Kenya.

Duale has been teaching in the Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) project and helping to build the capacity of refugee and local teachers in the Dadaab camps. He is also part of the organizing committee of the biennial Somali Studies in Canada Colloquium (SSIC) at Carleton University. As well, Mohamed serves on the executive committee of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) and co-organized the 2019 CARFMS Conference at York University. Duale will be taking up the African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Dissertation Fellowship at Boston College in fall 2020.

His educational background includes Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Political Science from York University (focusing on peace and conflict in the Horn of Africa), and a Bachelor of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. Before pursuing a Ph.D. at York University, Mohamed was a high school teacher and youth worker in Toronto, Canada.