Short Bio

Ms. Hawa Noor M.

I am a PHD Research Fellow at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) in Germany. My focus is on political violence (al-Shabaab) in the Horn of Africa region.

Besides having worked as a journalist, I have been active in various peace building non-profit organizations. I have also worked as a researcher for the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and have been consulted by various think tanks and institutions such as the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), UN Women, UNDP, The Kenya National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC), The Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF), Building Resilience to Civil Society (BRICS), The Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC), Life and Peace institute (LPI), The International Peace Support Training centre (IPSTC) and  the United Religions Initiative (URI).

I have also held teaching responsibilities at the University of Bremen (Political Sociology of East Africa), the University of Nairobi (Mass Media and Conflict) and as a visiting scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's (UNC) Centre for European Studies and the Department of African and Afro-American Studies: https://europe.unc.edu/visiting-scholars/.

I have a Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany and a Bachelors degree in Mass Communication from the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU).