I am the Simons Foundation Canada Postdoctoral Fellow in the School for International Studies. I hold a PhD in Political Science from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. I was previously a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. My research focuses on civil war, peacebuilding, and state consolidation in Latin America and the Middle East. My doctoral dissertation and book project analyzes Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) programs on the macro-, meso-, and micro-levels, examining how DDR is embedded in rebel cohesion and post-conflict political bargaining, and how these two processes shape prospects of post-conflict peace. The dissertation involved extensive field research with ex-combatants of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and employed mixed methods in answering theoretical and empirical questions. My research has been published by International Peacekeeping, Political Violence and Terrorism, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), and the London School of Economics.