Prof. Musa Adam Abdul Jalil

Professor and previous head (2007-2013) of the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, University of Khartoum. He was also Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs (2013-2015) of the Faculty of Economic & Social Studies at the same university. He has 38 years’ experience of university teaching in Sudan and Saudi Arabia during which time he taught more than ten basic and specialised courses in Sociology and Social Anthropology at the undergraduate level and more than six courses at the postgraduate level.
Dr. Musa has conducted research on diverse topics (particularly on Darfur) including migration, ethnicity, conflict, peace-building, customary land tenure and pastoralism. He has carried out various consultancy work in collaboration with national and international researchers; and participated as an expert in many advisory panels and committees. Active in Darfur civil society advocacy matters and participated in the Heidelberg Darfur Dialogue which produced a document that became the basis for the “Doha Document for Peace in Darfur”. He later contributed with a UNDP lead group of experts to produce the “Darfur Development Strategy” document that was presented to the Donor Conference on Darfur in Doha (April 2013).
His articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and reports on various topics related to his favoured areas of research. Dr. Musa’s recent published works include an edited book with ManzoulAssal: Past, present and future: Fifty years of anthropology in Sudan. Chr. Michelsen Institute: Bergen, 2015. He has also published and co-authored a book chapter with Zahir Abdel-Kareem: “Contested Land Rights and Conflicts in Mornei (West Darfur): Scarcity of Resources or Crises of Governance?” in Casciarri, B. et al. Multi-dimensional change in the Sudan 1989-2011: reshaping livelihoods, conflicts and identities (2015).