Jimam Lar studied History at the University of Jos, and holds an MA in Conflict, Security and Development from King’s College London. He completed his Doctorate in African History and Politics at the University of Bayreuth, Germany in November 2015. Jimam is a Lecturer in History at the University of Jos, Nigeria. He has done extensive research on the history of plural policing and inter-group relations in central Nigeria. As part of his APN-supported research, Jimam focused on the role of non-state actors in conflict management and peacebuilding in selected central Nigerian conflict theatres. He is a 2016 recipient of the Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network’s Individual Research Grant.