Researching conflict and violence

Meet alumna Manal Taha

Manal TanaManal is currently the Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow for North Africa with United States Institute of Peace. In this role, she conducts research that explores the local factors that facilitate or limit radicalization and recruitment of youth into violent extremist associations in Libya and Niger.

She has previously worked for the USAID Office of Transition Initiative in Libya, Sudan, and Southern Sudan. She has also served as the lead researcher at the National Center for Research in Khartoum, Sudan, where she worked on various programs in cultural anthropology. She has conducted several research projects related to causes of conflict in Sudan, including qualitative research for Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany on land tenure systems and water rights in the Nuba Mountains.