Samar Al-Bulushi

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

University of California, Irvine

Samar Al-Bulushi is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at University of California, Irvine. Her current work includes topics of surveillance, policing, and militarized urbanism in the context of the so-called ‘War on Terror’ in East Africa. Her book, Citizen Suspect: Militarism, Race, and Geopolitics in the East African Warscape, explores Kenya’s entanglement in the ongoing war against the militant group Al-Shabaab. Prior to pursuing her PhD at Yale University, she worked for a number of international human rights organizations, including the Center for Economic and Social Rights, Parliamentarians for Global Action, and the International Center for Transitional Justice. She has published in a variety of public outlets on topics ranging from the International Criminal Court to the militarization of U.S. policy in Africa.

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