Uoldelul Chelati Dirar
Historian by training, Uoldelul Chelati Dirar has dealt mainly with the history of the Horn of Africa. Uoldelul Chelati Dirar was born in Asmara (Eritrea). He has done his secondary school and university studies in Italy. In 1988, after completion of his Doctoral studies with a thesis on African studies at the University of Cagliari, he went back to Eritrea where he has taught until 2003 in the Department of History of the University of Asmara. He has also been chair of the same Department from 1999 to 2001. In 2003 Uoldelul Chelati Dirar went back to Italy and is now Associate Professor of African History in the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Macerata. Between November 2010 and November 2016, Uoldelul has also erved as vice-chancellor for International relations of the Unvierstiy of Macerata, Italy.