Mohamed Abumaye

Course Title: Exploring Youth Subculture: A Sociological Perspective

Mohamed Abumaye is a Ph.D. student of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He has also been the Associate Director for Somali Family Service, as well as a Graduate Admissions Committee Member, Center for African Studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

  • BA in Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MA in African Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MA in Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego
  • Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego (in process)

At the University of California, San Diego, Mohamed has taught: Introduction to Asian American Studies; Land and Labor; and Diversity. While at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he taught the course, Introduction to Africa. He has also served as an instructor for English as a Second Language at the World Relief Organization, as well as serving as a teaching assistant at Academic Connections for the Exploring Youth Subcultures course.

  • “Transnational War: The Collapse of the Somali State” American Sociological Association, Las Vegas, August 20, 2011.
  • “Silenced into Non-Existence: Somali Oral History” African Studies Association, Urbana-Champaign, IL, November, 2010.
  • “Forgetting the Somali Civil War: Storytelling and Negotiating the Past” Oral History Association, Denver, August, 2010.
  • “Poetry and Somali Feminism” The African Feminism Forum, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, July, 2009.

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