Dr. Daisy Muibu is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Her research concentrates on policing and counterinsurgency from a variety of perspectives, including police legitimacy and local law enforcement responses to terrorism; citizens’ perceptions toward formal, private, and informal policing and paramilitary forces; and the role of foreign fighters within insurgent groups.

Dr. Muibu received her Ph.D. in justice, law, and criminology from the American University (AU) in Washington, D.C., and her M.A. in intelligence and international security from King’s College, London. She also was Peace and Violence Research Fellow at AU’s School of Public Affairs department and a recipient of various research grants, such as the United Nations Initiative on Peace and Reconciliation in Somalia grant, the Association for the Study of The Middle East and Africa, and the American University Doctoral Student Research Scholarship. Dr. Muibu also has years of experience working on rule-of-law and criminal justice reform, as well as counterterrorism in regions of Kenya and southern Somalia.