Mo joined the Department of Politics in September 2005. After completing her PhD in December 2003, she held a one year ESRC post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Liverpool.
Her research focuses on issues of violence and gender in post-war societies with particular interest in Central America. From 2008-2010 she worked closely with Dr Barry Cannon, Dublin City University, on a research project on state-civil society relations in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.
She has published about these topics in journals such as Latin American Perspectives; Womens Studies International Forum and Democratization. Her monograph, The Politics of Violence: Gender, Conflict and Community in El Salvador, was published by Wiley Blackwell in 2009. Since 2007, she has worked on a collaborative project with Oxfam America on looking at local level governance and the prevention of gender based violence in El Salvador. She is currently developing comparative research on the politicisation of crime in Central America.
Her research interests include gender and violence in transitional societies, post-war conflict and violence, gender-based violence, youth gangs