Mussa Idris

Mussa Idris


Dr. Mussa Idris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Elon University.

Regarding his teaching experience, for more than ten years Dr. Idris has taught undergraduate classes in  Anthropology, Sociology, and African Studies, including at the University of Florida (in the Department of Anthropology and at the Center for African Studies) and at the University of Asmara (in the Department of Sociology and Social Work), where he was also the Chair of the Department from 2003 to 2005.

Professionally, he worked as a consultant for various NGOs in Eritrea on topics such as social entrepreneurship, health, and education.

His current research areas include entrepreneurship, micro-enterprise, transnationalism, African diaspora, migration, refugees' and asylees' resettlement experiences from East and Central Africa in Greensboro, N.C. and Washington, D.C. 

In the fall of 2013, Dr. Idris received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida, where he also received a Certificate in African Studies from UF's Center for African Studies . His dissertation title was Entrepreneurship among the Ethiopian and Eritrean Migrants: Ethnographic Case Studies in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. Previously, he completed his Master of Arts in Anthropology at the University of Florida in 2002, through a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) scholarship fund. In 1999, he earned his blended Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Asmara, Eritrea.