Welcome to my personal webpage! My research is focused on politics after civil war, in particular political parties, post-war governance, democracy, and state building. I am the founder of the international research network: Politics After War Network (PAW-scholars). Click here to see the PAW-introductory video!
I am Lecturer in Politics at the University of York. I previously held a Marie Curie Fellowship at the University of Cambridge and was Assistant Professor at the University of Bergen, Norway. My most recent project, Post-Conflict Political Parties funded by the European Commission and the Research Council of Norway, 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.