I am Lecturer (Assistant Professor) and Director of the Security Studies Programme at the Department of Political Science, University College London. I am also an Affiliated Professor at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.
I work on state building and international conflict, with a focus on Latin America. I am the author of Bringing War Back In (Cambridge University Press). My research has also been published in the American Journal of Political Science, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, and Security Studies, among other journals.
I received my Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, and was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Konstanz.