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Rift Valley Institute

Making local knowledge work

Munzoul Assal is Associate Professor of Social Anthropology and Director of Graduate Affairs Administration at the University of Khartoum. He is the Chairman of the Sudan Chapter of the Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA). His research focuses on refugees, migration, IDPs and development, with a geographical focus on Darfur, Khartoum, eastern Sudan and Norway. He is the author of Beyond Labelling: Somalis and Sudanese in Norway and the challenge of homemaking (2003), and co-editor of Diasporas Within and Without Africa: Dynamism, heterogeneity, variation (2006).