I am an Associate Professor at Radboud University’s Department of Political Science and Centre for International Conflict Analysis and Management (CICAM), in Nijmegen (Netherlands). I hold a PhD in political science from Northwestern University (United States) and Sciences Po Paris (France).
My first book, Warlord Survival: The Delusion of State Building in Afghanistan, came out with Cornell University Press in December 2019. My new research project looks at rebel-to-state transition in Afghanistan and beyond and was recently awarded a VIDI grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO)’.
My work has been published in journals such as Security Studies, Perspectives on Politics, Civil Wars, Small Wars & Insurgencies, the Canadian Journal of Political Science, and Etudes Internationales, and featured on blogs and mainstreamed media such as Political Violence at a Glance, The Conversation, Foreign Policy, and The Washington Post‘s Monkey Cage. I also regularly engage with policy-makers and frequently appear in the media (e.g. Al Jazeera, NPR, France 24, France Info, France Culture).