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Email: Warsame101[at] gmail.com

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.

My research has been funded by British Academy, Leverhulme Trust, Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (amongst others).

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 episode here: Djibouti.


🚨 Which countries are researched most in the conflict/war literature? Why are some countries studied more than others?

Forthcoming at @IntlStudiesRev: "Where is conflict research? Western bias in the literature on armed violence" coauthored w star scholar @KevTGreene

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A new way of looking at armed group control. @a_a_jackson @florian_weigand @LeighMayhewodi and @Afghan_Policy argue it should be broken down by the way armed groups try to influence populations 📗 https://buff.ly/3lFZPtV

Breaking News: President Biden approved a plan to redeploy hundreds of ground forces into Somalia, reviving an open-ended U.S. counterterrorism operation. The move largely reverses Donald Trump's decision to withdraw most troops from the country.
https://nyti.ms/3a7YUAd

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