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Mohamed Nuuh Ali

Adjunct Professor

Department:Institute of African Studies


Mohamed Ali is an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of African Studies and an Instructor in the Department of History at Carleton. He holds a PhD in African History from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He obtained a Fulbright Certificate for academic achievement as a Fulbright scholar. He was nominated for the position of Visiting Research Fellow at the UCLA James S. Colman African Studies Centre. He previously served as the Dean of the College of Education, Lafoole and Professor of African History at the Somali National University. In 2023, he was the recipient of Carleton’s Certificate for the Contribution to the Establishment and Growth of the Institute of African Studies.

Ali’s research interests include the medieval and modern history of Africa, trade, religion and ethnicity in African history and African historiography.

He has been actively involved in the Somali and East African community for many years. Ali has been a chair of the local Somali Father’s Association since 2002 and has recently delivered a public lecture on Somali history in Somaliland hosted by Amoud University.