Dr. Daisy Muibu

Assistant Professor of Security Studies

Dr. Daisy MuibuDr. Daisy Muibu is an Assistant Professor of Security Studies at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies. Her work is focused on counterterrorism, countering violent extremism, and security sector governance in conflict-affected states. She is responsible for leading the counterterrorism and countering violent extremism portfolio as well as the countering transnational organized crime portfolio at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies.

Prior to joining the Africa Center, Dr. Muibu was a Research Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama. Her work on foreign fighter influence on armed groups and security sector reform in conflict-affected locales involved fieldwork in Somalia and Kenya where she conducted community surveys and interviews. Her work has been published in academic journals including Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, South African Journal of International Affairs, The Journal of the Middle East and Africa, Conflict, Security and Development, Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, and the Combating Terrorism Center. Dr. Muibu has also been the recipient of various research grants including: the National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education (NCITE); the United Nations’ Initiative on Peace and Reconciliation in Somalia; the Association for the Study of The Middle East and Africa; and the University of Alabama.

Dr. Muibu holds a Ph.D. in Justice, Law and Criminology from the American University in Washington D.C. (2020), an MA in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College, London (2015), and a BA in International Relations from the United States International University – Africa (2014).

Areas of Expertise

Counterterrorism, Countering Violent Extremism, Stabilization of Fragile and Conflict-Affected States, Security Sector Governance, East and Horn of Africa


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+1 202-685-7375

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