I am Professor of Political Science and International Relations at University College London (UCL) and Associate Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).
My current research focuses on post-war state-building and wartime legacies, and geopolitical orientations in the post-Soviet states and de facto states.
I have worked in the Department of Political Science at UCL since 2009, where I co-founded the Conflict & Change research cluster. Prior to joining UCL, I was Assistant Professor at Leiden University and a post-doctoral fellow at the Belfer Center at Harvard. I hold a PhD in political science from the University of Washington, Seattle.