Welcome to my personal webpage! I am a researcher interested in the political transformation of armed groups into political parties, the political dynamics of politics after war, in particular post-war governance, democracy, and state building. I am the founder of the international research network: Politics After War Network (PAW-scholars): www.politicsafterwar.com
I am currently a Marie Curie Fellow in Politics at the University of Cambridge’s Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) and the Department of Comparative Politics, the University of Bergen. I am heading the three-year research project Post-Conflict Political Parties co-funded by the Marie Curie Actions of the European Commission and the Research Council of Norway’s mobility programme. I look forward to taking up the post as Lecturer (tenured ass. prof) at the Department of Politics at the University of York in September 2019.
The Post-Conflict Political Parties Project focuses on war-to-democracy transitions and state-building through the lens of wartime contenders and political parties, conducting cross-regional comparisons of parties in Asia and the Balkans.
I also write and publish on Indonesian and Sri Lankan politics on themes related to democratisation, sustainability, development, and conflict resolution. Check out my ongoing and past projects from the menu above. You can find my publications and preprints here.