Ibrahim Elnur is currently Chair of Political Science Department at AUC and coordinator of Development Studies; Member of the editorial board of the European Training Foundation (ETF), Turin, Italy, 2009-2015; elected as a member of the Internal Conflicts Sub-Committee of IPRA, International Peace Research Association Conference: Building Sustainable Futures, Enacting Peace and Development, Leuven, 15-19 July 2008 and reelected August 2014. His current research and teaching interests includes the following: development and international political economy, population dynamics with emphasis on migration-development nexus, public policy, economics of education, health, and war and reconstruction. His publications and research interests focus on reconstruction of war-torn communities, the state and globalization, urban poverty, changing conditions of educated elite reproduction, new urbanities-ruralities, modernities, survival strategies, feminization of the labor process and family dynamics, alternative development policies, as well as the economics of education and health.
Previously: Director of the Middle East Research Awards (MEAwards) at the Population Council, Cairo (1999-2001); visiting researcher, OAS-AUC, co-founder and coordinator of the Group for Alternative Policies for Sudan (GAPS) (1996-1999; Visiting Research Fellow, 1993, RSP/International development centre, University of Oxford (1993) Bergen University (2006), associate professor, El Fatih University, Tripoli, Libya (1995-1996); head, Department of Economics, Juba University, Sudan (1990-1995); and assistant professor, Juba University, Sudan (since 1986).
- "The Implosion of the Political Patronage Regimes in the Middle East, in Dan Tschirgi, Walid Kazziha and Sean McMahon (eds.) Egypt’s Tahrir Revolution: Perspectives and Prospects, Lynne Rienner Press (2013).
- "Sudan 2010: Negotiating an Alternative Sudan, Africa Contemporary Record," 2010 (Revised and resent).
- "The Changing Hydraulics of Conflict and Cooperation in the Nile Basin: The Demise of Bilateralism, in Sharif Elmusa" (ed.), Cairo Papers in Social Science special issue on: The Burden of Resources: Oil and Water in the Gulf Region and The Nile Basin, AUC Press, (June, 2011).
- "Chasing Modernities: On Mobility-development nexuses: The Challenges of Harnessing Transformative Potential,” Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence (July 2010), http://cadmus.eui.eu/handle/1814/14407.
- “Nile Basin Crisis: Who Gives what to Whom,” (in Arabic), Afaq Arabia, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies, No. 6, July/August, 2010.
- "Contested Sudan: The Political Economy of war and Reconstruction," Routledge Middle East Studies, Routledge, 2009 .
- "Sudan: From Prolonged Civil wars to Fragile Peace," background paper for the Arab Human Development 2009 (UNDP, AHDR), 2009.
- “Differentiation in the Educational Systems, Diasporas and Reproduction of Educated Elites,” in Social Science in the Arab World, Turkey and Iran: Determinants, State and Potentials ed. A. Ben Hafaiedh and M. El Jaziri, 2004.
- "September and the Widening North-South Gap: Root Causes of Terrorism in the Global Order,” Arab Studies Quarterly, 2003.
- “The Second Boat of African New Diaspora: Looking at the Other Side of the Global Divide with Emphasis on Sudan,” African Issues, 2002.