Research Assistant, Peace Action
Sameer Jamal is Conflict Dynamics' Research Assistant for the Peace Action Program, supporting both the Somali and Sudan Teams in their ongoing work. With an interdisciplinary background in media, culture, and political governance, Sameer brings his prior experience in research, communications, and policy analysis to the organization. He conducts policy-oriented research in areas of peacemaking, peacebuilding, political accommodation, governance, and political processes, specifically in the context of polity in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Sameer is currently a Master's candidate at The Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School in New York. His academic and research interests are in examining the intersectionality between race, class, and social justice, specifically in the context of international relations, political engagement, and development. He was formerly a research fellow for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the International Rescue Committee and a research consultant with Slum Dwellers International Kenya.
Born and raised in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, Sameer lives and works between East Africa and the United States. He is incredibly passionate about working with grassroots organizations, international institutions, and marginalized communities combatting racism and global injustices. Outside of this work, he enjoys outdoor activities, watching European football, and international cricket.