My name is Abukar Sanei, and I am originally from Somalia. I earned my bachelor’s degree in international studies with the emphasis on World Economics and Business from Ohio State University, Columbus. Also, I completed my master’s degree in African Studies and a graduate certificate in International Development Studies (IDS) from Ohio University in 2015.
I am now pursuing my Ph.D. in Mass Communication as I am now in my fourth year as a Ph.D. candidate. My research areas in my Ph.D. program include media and migration and diaspora communities in the United States. My special focus in the diaspora communities is the Somali immigrants as my dissertation title is Somali Immigrants and Media Use for Political Integration in the United States.
My professional background is African Studies and International Development Studies as I worked as a practitioner/independent consultant with various institutions such as the United Nations, African Union, and the Somali government from 2016 to 2020.