Dr. Mohamed Mukhtar

Dr. Mohamed Mukhtar

Title: Full Professor, Department Chairperson of Social and Behavoiral Sciences
Department: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Discipline: History
Office: Social Sciences Building Rm. 250
Phone: 912.358.3236
Fax: 912.358.3737
Email: mukhtarm@savannahstate.edu

Biography

Dr. Mohamed H. Mukhtar, was the Interim Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Savannah State University (2008-2012). He is Professor of African & Middle Eastern History, and Arabic Language. Founder and President of Center for Peace Building Initiative CPBI. He is a board member for Greater Savannah International Alliance GSIA; and Savannah Council on World Affairs SCWA. He is president of Savannah chapter of the International Committee of Red Cross. Since 1984 Dr. Mukhtar has been producer and correspondence, British Broadcasting Corporation BBC Arabic, Somali and World Services. From 1995-2000, he was the chairperson of Somalia Committee for Peace and Reconciliation (Ergada). Since 2003-present, he is member of Global Advisory Board for Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies. From 1998-present, he is advisor, Georgia delegate for the National Summit on Africa, advising US policy makers on education for Africa.Chief editor of Demenedung, the ISA Newsletter from 1996-2001. Since 1987-90, Senior editor Islamiyyat Journal of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia UKM. Started his academic carrier in Somalia at the Somali National University SNU in 1975. From 1986-90, Senior Lecturer at UKM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Two time Fulbright scholar, 1983 and 1984, first with University of Pennsylvania and second with University of South Carolina. Has been engaged in peace-making and peace-building initiative throught his whole carrier.

Research Interests

My research interests, publications and conferences include the Islamic World, the Middle East, the Horn of Africa, Somalia, conflict resolution and reconciliation, African languages, Muslim Experience in the Americas. My major publications include: A Remembrance of Salah Mohamed Ali and Aw Jama Umar Isse: The Passing of a Generation in Somali Studies (2015); The Rise and Expansion of Islam (2012); Language Marginalization, Ethnic Nationalism and Cultural Crisis in Somalia (2010); Arabic in Somalia (2009); Islam Among Early Slaves in America (2008); English-Maay Dictionary (2007); Historical Dictionary of Somalia (2003); Islam in Somali History: Fact and Fiction (1995).

Education

PhD, History and Civilization - Al-Azhar University
MA, History and Civilization - Al-Azhar University
BA, History - Al-Azhar University

Awards & Honors

Name: Summer Institute
Organization: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Date: 7/8/2002


Name: Fulbright Scholarship
Organization: Fulbright-Hays
Date: 1/1/1984


Name: Fulbright Senior African Research Scholar
Organization: Fulbright
Date: 1/1/1983


Name: The Arab League Education Culture & Science Organization (ALECSO) Scholarship
Organization: The League of Arab States
Date: 1/1/1980


Name: Research Fellowship
Organization: Istituto Italiano per L'Africa
Date: 1/1/1979

Publications

Title: A Remembrance of Salah Mohamed Ali and Aw Jama Umar Isse: The Passing of a generation in Somali Studies
Publication Date: 2/15/2015
Publisher: Michigan State University
Volume: 15
Issue: 1
Page Number: 167-174
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Mohamed H Mukhtar,

Title: The Rise and Expansion of Islam
Publication Date: 1/1/2014
Publisher: The University of Maryland Press
Volume: 1
Type: Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
Authors: Mohamed H Mukhtar,

Title: Status of Arabic in Islamic Somalia
Publication Date: 1/1/2014
Publisher: Brill, Leiden-Boston
Volume: IV
Page Number: 275-78
Type: Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
Authors: Mohamed H Mukhtar,

Title: Multilingual Somalia: Ploy or Pragmatic
Publication Date: 2/5/2013
Publisher: SGMOIK
Issue: 37
Page Number: 16-21
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Mohamed H Mukhtar,

Title: The Rise and Expansion of Islam
Publication Date: 1/1/2012
Publisher: The University of Maryland Press
Volume: 1
Page Number: 47-64
Type: Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
Authors: Mohamed H Mukhtar,

Title: Language Marginalization, Ethnic Nationalism, and Cultural Crisis in Somalia
Publication Date: 5/1/2010
Publisher: C. Hurst & CO. Publishers LTD
Volume: 1
Page Number: 448
Type: Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
Authors: Mohamed H Mukhtar,

Title: Status of Arabic in Islamic Somalia
Publication Date: 1/1/2009
Publisher: Brill, Leiden-Boston
Volume: IV
Page Number: 275-78
Type: Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
Authors: Mohamed H Mukhtar,

Title: African Solution to African Problems: The End of Mogadishu Syndrome
Publication Date: 6/1/2008
Publisher: Lund University Press
Volume: 1
Page Number: 288
Type: Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
Authors: Mohamed H Mukhtar,

Title: English-Maay Dictionary
Publication Date: 8/1/2007
Publisher: Adones & Abbey Publishers LTD.
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
Page Number: 213
Type: Book, Scholarly-New
Authors: Mohamed H Mukhtar,

Title: Somali Reconciliation Conferences: The Unbeaten Track
Publication Date: 10/1/2006
Publisher: Adonis & Abbey
Volume: No. 3
Issue: No. 5
Page Number: 7
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Mohamed H Mukhtar,