At UCL, I co-founded the Conflict & Change group. This is a great community of scholars—PhD students, post-docs, and faculty members—studying political violence. The group regularly meets to discuss ongoing research and engages in dialogue with policy-makers and practitioners.
The group brings together scholars interested in the causes, dynamics, and consequences of political conflicts. Sharing a focus on systematic analysis of theoretically-informed and policy-relevant questions, our research draws on a diverse spectrum of methods—from disaggregated large-n analysis and forecasting to fieldwork-based case studies and normative theory.
Thematically, we do research on the organization of armed groups, dynamics of mobilization, intervention and external support in civil wars, peacekeeping, post-war state-building, power-sharing and decentralization, reconciliation, and repression and human rights.