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Email: mohammed.ibrahim-shire [at] port.ac.uk

Twitter: @DrMIShire

Welcome! I am a senior lecturer in Security and Risk in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Portsmouth. I hold a PhD from Loughborough University. My research agenda takes a broad interdisciplinary approach to terrorism and political violence in Africa and crosscuts aspects of criminology, political science, peace and conflict studies, and computer science.

My work is published or forthcoming in various academic journals, including Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Journal of Eastern African Studies, and Small Wars & Insurgencies.

Beyond academia, I manage Somali Faces, an award-winning storytelling organisation that raises awareness for social justice in Somalia. I also serve on the DEMAC’s Strategic Advisory Board and the Anglo-Somali Society.

Finally, I shoot travel documentaries that depict the authentic side of regions and cultures in Africa. You can watch my first two episodes here: Djibouti and Somaliland.


Britain raised its national threat level to severe after an attack outside Liverpool Women's Hospital which Prime Minister Boris Johnson called ‘sickening’ https://reut.rs/3cga4AE

Interesting CrisisGroup report with useful insights that I agree with but contains some troubling concluding points. 🧵 1/

https://www.crisisgroup.org/africa/horn-africa/somalia/b176-reforming-au-mission-somalia

Our book @brian_jphillips @kretheme with @OUPAcademic is now on their website!

Insurgent Terrorism: Intergroup Relationships and the Killing of Civilians
https://global.oup.com/academic/product/insurgent-terrorism-9780197607060?prevSortField=1&sortField=8&resultsPerPage=20&lang=en&cc=us

‘He was loved by everyone …he spent so much time coaching children basketball, a sport which he loved.’

#AliAbucarAli is a hero- tragic that he lost his life saving an older lady.
Thoughts with his mum and family, & with Betty Walsh in her recovery. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-brentford-stabbing-hero-victim-25451027

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