Michael Woldemariam

Assistant Professor, Boston University

Michael Woldemariam is an assistant professor of international relations and political science at Boston University. He is also a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Bradley Foundation, and Truman National Security Project, as well as a research specialist with the Innovations for Successful Societies program at Princeton University. His teaching and research interests focus on African politics, particularly the dynamics of armed conflict, the behavior of rebel organizations and self-determination movements, and postconflict institution building. Woldemariam has special expertise on the Horn of Africa region, where he has traveled extensively and conducted fieldwork. He has recently published his first book Insurgent Fragmentation in the Horn of Africa: Rebellion and its Discontents. In addition to his scholarly work, Woldemariam has consulted with a variety of international organizations such as USAID on peace and security issues in the greater Horn of Africa region. He holds a PhD and a master’s degree from Princeton University.