Cawo Mohamed Abdi
إؤو محمد عبدي
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BornSomalia
Occupationessayist, professor
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Ottawa
University of Guelph
University of Sussex
SubjectIslam, gender, migration
SpouseAbdi Ismail Samatar

Dr. Cawo Mohamed Abdi (Template:Lang-so, Arabic: إؤو محمد عبدي‎) is a Somali-American professor and writer.

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Abdi was raised in Somalia.

For her post-secondary education, she earned a BSocSc in Economics in 1995 from the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. She later obtained an MA from the University of Guelph in 2002.[1] In 2006, Abdi also received a PhD in Sociology from the University of Sussex.[1][2]

She is Muslim, and is married to Abdi Ismail Samatar.[3]

Career[edit | edit source]

Cawo has served as a Research Fellow at the University of Pretoria.[4]

Since 2008, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota.[5]

Abdi's work has focused mainly on the Somali community. Her general interest areas include Islam, gender, migration, ethnicity, family, development studies, individual rights, Africa and the Middle East, and globalization.[5]

She is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the American Sociological Association, Sociologists for Women in Society, Midwest Sociological Society, African Studies Association, Canadian Sociological Association and Global Studies Association.[1]

Additionally, Abdi serves on the editorial board of Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies.[1]

She has also engaged in philanthropic work with the Galkaio Medical Center in Galkayo, Puntland, among others.[1]

Selected publications[edit | edit source]

  • “Threatened Identities and Gendered Opportunities: Somali Migration to America.” Forthcoming. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.
  • “Muslim-American Youth and Homeland Politics: Competing Narratives on the War on Terror.” 2011. In Looming Shadows: Migration and Integration at a time of Upheaval. European and American Perspectives. Vedran Dzihic/Thomas Schmidinger (eds.), Center for Transatlantic Relations: John Hopkins University pp. 273-289.
  • “Moving Beyond ‘Xenophobia’: Structural Violence, Conflict and Encounters with the ‘Other’ Africans.” 2011. Development Southern Africa, 28(5): 691-704.
  • “A Gendered Perspective on the Impact of Conflict in the Horn of Africa.” 2011. Nordic Africa Institute, Policy Note 3.
  • “Convergence of Civil War and the Religious Right: Re-Imagining Somali Women.” 2007. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 33(1):183-207.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Cawo Mohamed Abdi - Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). University of Minnesota. Retrieved 21 February 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "SLU - Cawo Abdi". Saint Louis University. Retrieved 21 February 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Zamir, Javed (2009 September). "Pervasive racial profiling of Muslims in the US". Crescent International. Retrieved 21 February 2014. Check date values in: |date= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Abdi, Cawo M. (17 March 2011). "Enough! The Kifaya Revolution in the Arab World". MinnPost. Retrieved 21 February 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Cawo Abdi". University of Minnesota. Retrieved 21 February 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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