Samar Al-Bulushi is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at University of California, Irvine. Her book, War-Making as World-Making: Kenya, the United States and the War on Terror (Stanford University Press), argues that Kenya’s emergence as a key player in the “war on terror” is closely linked—but not reducible to—the U.S. military’s growing proclivity to outsource the labor of war.

Al-Bulushi is a former contributing editor at Africa is a Country and has published in a variety of public outlets on topics ranging from the International Criminal Court to the militarization of U.S. policy in Africa. Her writing and interviews have appeared in The Intercept, Teen Vogue, Democracy Now!, Africa is a Country, The Guardian, Al-Jazeera, Pambazuka, Review of African Political Economy, and Warscapes.

Al-Bulushi received her BA at Columbia University, her MA from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, and her PhD in anthropology from Yale University.