Mohammed Seid Ali is an assistant professor in the Department of political science and international studies, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. He is also a presidential scholar at the African Studies Centre, University of Michigan. Moreover, he is the winner of the 2020 and 2021 award of the African Research Development Group (APCG), which is organised by the American Political Science Association (APSA). In addition, he is serving on a nominating committee of the APCG-African Affairs Best Graduate Student Paper Award organised by the American Political Science Association. His main research interests are topics such as African political economy, human rights, and development, governance, and peace and security issues.