I am a Political Science and International Relations scholar. My research focusses on (1) armed conflict; and (2) humanitarian assistance. I am the author of “Armed Groups and the Pursuit of International Legitimacy: Child Soldiers in Intra-State Wars “(Routledge, 2020) and “The War on Rescue: The Obstruction of Humanitarian Assistance in the European Migration Crisis” (forthcoming, 2021). I have also worked for Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières since 2014, including in the COVID-19 and Ebola responses, and armed conflicts across Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My research looks at the dynamics of armed conflict, especially on interactions between armed non-state groups and transnational actors. More recently, I have begun to focus on the politics of humanitarian assistance, looking at the obstruction of independent humanitarian actors by democratic states during the so-called European Migration Crisis.