The driving concern of my research is to illuminate how international and comparative law interact with politics in the context of armed conflict and post-conflict reconstruction. In my research, I employ multi-method and interdisciplinary approaches to answer questions about law, armed conflict, and security.

Within this broad area, my dissertation analyzes the role of international involvement in post-conflict constitution-making, and how constitutional arrangements can contribute to other outcomes such as the duration of peace. This research agenda draws from insights in constitutional theory and social science to conceptualize international constitution-makers as an epistemic community, and to analyze conflict-related constitution-making as a complex bargaining process.

In addition to my research on constitutional design and conflict management, I also conduct research on international humanitarian law and Islamic international law.

Research Interests

International Organizations, International Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional Design, Non-State Actors, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Political Violence 

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