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Centre of Development Studies



Surer is a final-year PhD candidate in Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Cambridge, where her doctoral research considers post-conflict urban reconstruction and conflict-related property disputes in Mogadishu, Somalia. Surer's research engages debates around the politics of urban belonging in Africa, the aftermaths of political violence in cities, as well as offering a reading of Somali politics that moves beyond the stale categorizations of anarchy and tribalism. Surer is the recipient of the David and Elaine Potter Cambridge Trust Scholarship, and she is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellow. Broadly defined, Surer's research interests include space and urban post-conflict reconstruction, contested memory and discourses of belonging after war, and the politics of knowledge production in the Horn of Africa. Her research is supervised by Dr. Adam Branch.

Teaching and Supervisions


Teaching Assistant Paper 4 Globalisation and Development

Teaching Assistant Paper 4 Globalisation and Development

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 Surer   Mohamed