Research Associate at the Department of Political and International studies at Rhodes University in South Africa. Experienced lecturer, having lectured at universities in Colombia, The Netherlands and South Africa. Skilled interdisciplinary researcher, adopting a political economy approach and both quantitative and qualitative analysis in research, conducted in Southern Africa and Latin America. Areas of expertise and recent work include: public policy (public policy evaluation and budgeting, use of mathematical models to support policy making); governance and accountability; transitional justice; development, statehood, civil war, conflict and protests in the midst of globalization. Currently editing a volume for Routledge on the challenges of Transitional Justice for Colombia, forthcoming 2018; regularly published in various specialised online publications on topics of conflict, peacebuilding and transitional justice.