Dr. Fatuma Ahmed Ali

Associate Professor, International Relations
fmali@usiu.ac.ke    |     +254 730 116 697

Areas of Interest and Specialization:
International Relations Theory; Feminist Theory; Gender analysis; Women, War and Peace; Security analysis; Peace and Conflict Studies.

Profile:
Dr. Fatuma Ahmed Ali is an Associate Professor of International Relations (IR), and Chair, Graduate Studies Committee. She is also a Visiting Faculty and an External researcher of the Interuniversity Institute for Social Development & Peace (IUDESP) of the Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain.

Dr. Ahmed Ali is a trainer and an Independent Consultant in the field of Social Development, Gender, Security, Peace, Conflict, Curriculum Review, Accreditation and Countering Violent Extremism. She has been involved in curriculum development, program learning outcomes assessment, acted as an external examiner, taught graduate and post-graduate programs, supervised graduate and post-graduate students locally and internationally. Other professional experiences include working as the Co-director of Care Highway International projects in Kenya, security expert assistant for the European Union Election Observation Mission, student’s coordinator at Universitat, Jaume I, Castellón, Spain, primary school teacher, project coordinator and librarian.

Dr Ahmed Ali has served as an International Observer of Development and Educational projects of SMARA (a local NGO in Castellón, Spain) and the Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain in Saharawi Refugee camps in Tinduf, Algeria. She is also a Board member of the NGO Coalition of Violence Against Women (COVAW). She is an academic activist in the area of Violence against Women and has publication both in Spanish and English.

Academic Degrees:

  • September 2007: European Doctorate with Distinction from Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain. (PhD Dissertation title: WOMEN AND WAR: Deconstructing the notion of victim and reconstructing their role as peace builders).
  • April 2007: International Master in Peace, Conflict and Development studies (Honors) from UNESCO Chair for Philosophy of Peace, (POP-Official Postgraduate Program (MA/ Mphil and PhD) of the Universitat Jaume, I Castellón, Spain.
  • October 2005: Master of Philosophy (MPhil) (Honors) in “Peace, Conflict and Democracy” from Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain.
  • January 2001 to April 2002: International Master in Peace and Development Studies, from the MA Program of Peace and Development Studies of the Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain.
  • June 1997 to June 2000: BA degree in International Relations (Honors) with Minors in Sociology and Management from United States International University – Nairobi, Kenya.

Publications

Journal Articles:

  • Aroussi, S., & Ali, F.A. (2023) (eds), Gender and Violent Extremism, Journal of the British Academy, volume 11, supplementary issue 1 in 2023 https://doi.org/10.5871/jba/011s1.

  • Aroussi, S., & Ali, F.A. (2023), ‘Introduction: Rethinking Gender in Responses to Violent Extremism’, Journal of the British Academy, 11(s1): 1–14. https://doi.org/10.5871/jba/011s1.001

  • Nzovu, B.K. & Ali, F.A. (2023), ‘The disregard of mothers’ knowledge and experiences in violent extremism discourse in Kenya’, Journal of the British Academy, 11(s1): 83–102. https://doi.org/10.5871/jba/011s1.083.

  • Mwambari, David, Ahmed Ali, Fatuma and Barak, Christopher (2022) “The impact of open access on knowledge production, consumption and dissemination in Kenya’s higher education system”, Third World Quarterly, 43:6, 1408-1424, DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2022.2056010

  • Ahmed Ali, Fatuma, (2022), “The Somali National Movement: Engineering Self-Determination of Somaliland” in Bach, Jean-Nicolas (ed.), Routledge Handbook of the Horn of Africa, London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, pp: pp. 98-97.

  • Ahmed Ali, Fatuma and Muyonga, Doreen (May 12, 2021), “The Current Crisis in Kenya-Somalia Relations”, in the Italian Institute for International Political Studies,https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/current-crisis-kenya-somalia-relations-30360

  • Ahmed Ali, Fatuma and Mwambari, David (2021): “Black muslim women in security studies”, Critical Studies on Security, DOI: 10.1080/21624887.2021.1904193.

  • Ahmed Ali, Fatuma (February 26, 2021), “Informal Institutions for Sustainable Peace in the Horn of Africa: The Case of Somalia”, in the African Arguments, https://africanarguments.org/2021/02/informal-institutions-for-sustainable-peace-in-the-horn-of-africa-the-case-of-somalia/

  • Ahmed Ali, Fatuma (January 18, 2021), “The Potential Impact of the Ethiopia's War in Tigray on Somali Stability”, in the Italian Institute for International Political Studies, https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/potential-impact-ethiopias-war-tigray-somali-stability-28933

  • Ahmed Ali, Fatuma (2018). “Understanding the Role of Gender Relations in Radicalising and Recruiting Young Muslim Women in Higher Learning Institutions in Nairobi, Kenya”. In The African Review Vol.45, No.1:70-95.

    Ahmed Ali, Fatuma (2017), “Women’s Agency and Violence against Women: The Case of the Coalition on Violence Against Women in Kenya” in African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review, Vol. 7, No. 1, Women and Peacebuilding (Spring 2017), 51-65, DOI: 10.2979/africonfpeacrevi.7.1.04.

  • Ahmed Ali, Fatuma (March 9, 2017), “Al-Shabaab: Should the Somali president open talks with the terror group” in The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/al-shabaab-should-the-somali-president-open-talks-with-the-terror-group-73458
  • Ahmed Ali, Fatuma (November 9, 2016), “The challenges of holding an election in Somalia” in The Conversation,https://theconversation.com/the-challenges-of-holding-an-election-in-somalia-67561
  • Ahmed Ali, Fatuma and Hannah Muthoni Macharia (2013), “Women, Youth, and the Egyptian Arab Spring”, in Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 25:3, 359-366, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10402659.2013.816557.
  • Omar, Sidi and Fatuma Ahmed (2010), “Universal Protection of Human Rights: A Cross-Cultural Perspective”, in Journal of Language, Technology and Entrepreneurship in Africa, Vol. 2, No. 1, ISSN 1998-1279.
  • Martínez Guzmán, Vicent and Fatuma Ahmed (2008) “Education for a Human Right to Peace from the Perspective of Philosophy for making peace(s)”, in Cuadernos Constitucionales de la Cátedra Fadrique Furió Ceriol, No. 62 /63 (Winter/Spring 2008), pp.197-201, ISSN 1133-7087. file:///C:/Users/Propietario/AppData/Local/Packages/Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe/TempState/Downloads/Dialnet-EducationForHumanRightToPeaceFromAPerspectiveOfPhi-3684854%20(1).pdf
  • Ahmed, Fatuma (2007), “Women and Conflict Transformation in Africa”, in Feminismo/s, nº 9, pp.67-78, ISSN: 1696-8166. https://feminismos.ua.es/article/view/2007-n9-women-and-conflict-transformation-in-africa
  • Ahmed, Fatuma (2007), “Las mujeres africanas en los conflictos armados: ¿Victimas, perpetradoras o constructoras de paz?”, in Tiempo de Paz, nº 84, pp. 27-33, ISSN 0212-8926.
  • Ahmed, Fatuma (2007), “Africa, Women and Peace” in Women’s Network for a Better World,http://www.mujeresporunmundomejor.org/articulista/tabid/72/Default-aspx (also translated into Spanish, Portuguese and French).
  • Ahmed, Fatuma (2005), “Mujeres en Conflicto: una multiplicidad de roles que supera la victimización” in Pueblos Revista de información y Debate, nº 18. pp. 36-38 ISSN 1577-4376.
  • Ahmed, Fatuma (2003), “El Camino hacia la Democracia: La Transición Política en Kenia” Book Review of Macharia Munene in Convergencia Revista De Ciencias Sociales, nº 33, pp. 277-283, 2003, Mexico, ISSN 1405-1435.
  • Ahmed, Fatuma (2003), “Cap a un diáleg intercultural a Kenya” in Revista de Recerca Humanística i Científica, nº 14. pp. 33-41, Spain, ISSN: 1130-4235.

Books:

  • Ahmed Ali, Fatuma (2015), Mujeres y Guerras: Deconstruyendo la noción de víctimas y reconstruyendo su papel de constructoras de la paz, Castellón, de la Plana Universitat Jaume I, ISBN: 978-84-15444-89-3 https://www.amazon.com/Mujeres-guerra-deconstruyendo-reconstruyendo-constructoras/dp/8415444893
  • Nos Aldas, Eloisa, Jose Ignacio Martin Galan and Fatuma Ahmed Ali (eds.) (2011), Comunicación para la paz en acción: Periodismos, conflictos, alfabetización mediática y Alianza de Civilizaciones/Communication for Peace in Action: Journalisms, Conflicts, Media Literacy and Alliance of Civilizations, Castellón, Universitat Jaume I, ISBN: 978-84-8021-822-1.

Book Chapters:

  • Ahmed Ali, Fatuma, (2019), “War and armed conflict: threat to African women’s human security”, in Reardon, Betty A. and Asha Hans (2nd edition) (eds), Gender Imperative: Human Security vs. State Security, New York, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, pp: 108:133, ISBN: 978-1-138-32090-.1
  • Canudo Arnal, Maria and Ahmed Ali, Fatuma (2018). “Exploring Feminine Political Leadership Attributes and Women´s Campaigns during the 2017 General Election in Kenya” in Nyabola, Nanjala and Pommerolle, Marie-Emmanuelle, (eds), Where Women Are: Gender & The 2017 Kenyan Elections, Nairobi, Twaweza Communications Ltd, pp:116-138, ISBN:978-9966-028-81-5.
  • Ahmed, Fatuma (2014), “Women in Peace Building: Feminizing Conflicts and use of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) as a weapon of conflicts”, in Munene, Macharia and Ojielo Ozonnia (eds), The Study & Practice of Peace and Security in Africa, Nairobi, UNDP, United Nations.
  • Ahmed, Fatuma (2011), “Reconstructing the role of women as peacebuilders in African politics through the media”, in Nos Aldas, Eloisa, Jose Ignacio Martin Galan and Fatuma Ahmed Ali (eds.), Comunicación para la paz en acción: Periodismos, conflictos, alfabetización mediática y Alianza de Civilizaciones/Communication for Peace in Action: Journalisms, Conflicts, Media Literacy and Alliance of Civilizations, Castellón, Universitat Jaume I, pp: 87-96, ISBN: 978-84-8021-822-1.
  • Ahmed, Fatuma and Hannah Muthoni Macharia (2011), “Peace Media and the promotion of a Culture of Peace and Peacebuilding: A case study of the Great Lakes Region of Africa”, in Nos Aldas, Eloisa, Jose Ignacio Martin Galan and Fatuma Ahmed Ali (eds.), Comunicación para la paz en acción: Periodismos, conflictos, alfabetización mediática y Alianza de Civilizaciones/Communication for Peace in Action: Journalisms, Conflicts, Media Literacy and Alliance of Civilizations, Castellón, Universitat Jaume I, pp: 159-173, ISBN: 978-84-8021-822-1.
  • Ahmed, Fatuma (2010), “War and Armed Conflict: Threat to African Women’s Human Security”, in Reardon, Betty A. and Asha Hans (eds), Gender Imperative: Human Security vs. State Security, New Delhi, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, pp: 110-137, ISBN: 978-0-415-58577-4.
  • Ahmed, Fatuma (2007), “Promoción de la democracia y el buen gobierno: retos y oportunidades del movimiento de mujeres Africanas”, in Democracia y buen gobierno en África Subsahariana, pp.127-148, ISBN: 978-84-323-1306-6.
  • Ahmed, Fatuma (2007), “La mujer en el Corán y en el Islam de hoy”, in IX encuentro DIÁLOGO FE-CULTURA: GÉNERO {masculino – femenino} Y RELIGIÓN, pp.31-38, ISBN: 978-84-8021-626-5.

Teaching:

  1. IRL2000: FOUNDATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
  2. IRL2150: RESEARCH METHODS FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
  3. IRL2220: GENDER AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
  4. IRL3005: CONTEMPORARY THEORIES AND IDEOLOGIES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
  5. IRL3015: INTRODUCTION TO PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES
  6. IRL3060: AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS,
  7. IRL4001: REGIONAL CONFLICT IN AFRICA
  8. IRL4025: WORLD CRISES AND TRANSFORMATIONAL POLITICS
  9. IRL4045: SECURITY STUDIES AND STRATEGIES
  10. IRL4075: MECHANISMS OF INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION
  11. IRL4800: CRITICAL ISSUES IN US FOREIGN POLICY
  12. IRL4900: SENIOR PROJECT
  13. IRL 6005: ADVANCED THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
  14. IRL6075: MECHANISMS OF INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION
  15. IRL6245: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF WOMEN IN POLITICS
  16. IRL6901: THESIS I
  17. IRL6902: THESIS II
  18. IRL7015: ENVIRONMENTAL THEORIES AND POLITICS
  19. IRL7019: CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND PEACEBUILDING
  20. IRL7007: PEACE AND SECURITY STUDIES
  21. IRL7014: GENDER AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
  22. IRL7011: PhD RESEARCH SEMINAR
  23. IRL7018: CONFLICT ANALYSIS
  24. SENEX 4800: SENIOR EXPERIENCE: INTEGRATED SEMINAR

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