I am a Research Scientist at the Heller School for Social Policy at Brandeis University. As a sociologist (PhD 2015, University of California, Berkeley), I am interested in how states emerge from conflict, manage justice processes, and build peace. I use mixed methods to investigate how people experience justice and peace interventions on the ground and, in turn, how organizations produce and use knowledge about their constituencies. Through my research, I seek to inform policy and practice and respond to injustice at the international, national, and local levels.
Previously, I worked at the United Nations in New York, conducting evaluations of UN programs on peace, security, and international criminal justice (some reports I worked on are available here, here, and here). My research has focused on national and international efforts for victims of conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and Colombia. I’ve partnered with a variety of national and international organizations in these and other countries, and have worked with the International Criminal Court’s Trust Fund for Victims, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and Harvard Kennedy School Carr Center for Human Rights.