I am a Colombian political scientist. My current affiliation is as a Research Associate at the Department of Political and International studies at Rhodes University in South Africa and a Researcher at the International Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands. I am interested in  work at the intersection between theory and practice. My current research interests are related to state strength, civil war, conflict and protests in the midst of globalization.  I have training as both an engineer and a social scientist, received in Colombia and The Netherlands. I regularly write opinion pieces and articles regarding Colombian politics in The Conversation and other platforms.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Development Studies
Conflict Studies
Transitional Justice
Political Science
Applied Mathematics
Industrial Engineering
Personal Interests
Mountain climbing