Mohamed Haji Ingiriis is an Oxford-educated Somali scholar in the field of Somali Studies and African Studies, specialising in anthropology, history and political science of Somali society and state(s). Due to his academic and scholarly work, Ingiriis is a recognised authority and expert on the historical and contemporary Somali conflicts. He has extensively written numerous articles and published research papers and book chapters and an academic book, all about Somali issues. He is now a Visiting Professor at the African Leadership Centre, King’s College London and a Research Fellow at the Conflict Research Programme, the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Ingiriis also occasionally delivers lectures about the present and past Somali conflicts, state-building and peace-building at Goldsmiths, the University of London. He also taught graduate courses on the media and war in Somalia as well as global foreign policy in the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Hargeysa in Somaliland.