I am an early-career scholar in Political Science and International Relations, and I research topics in critical peace studies including conflict transitions, democratisation, governance, development, and the political economy of statebuilding and peacebuilding. I am a European Union COFUND Fellow at the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University (UK), and am also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, Coral Bell School, The Australian National University. I also consult as a geopolitics, security, and NGO analyst. In my different professional capacities, I work with public-sector experts, government officials, diplomats, UN and INGO representatives, activists, and even armed groups.
I recently co-edited a manuscript that analysed the political and military transitions in Afghanistan, and co-edited a journal special issue that used a political economy framework of analysis to assess the impact of elections in statebuilding. I am presently co-editing two volumes that interrogate the use of 'hybridity' in development and peace studies, for publication with Third World Thematics and The Australian National University Press. In the past, I participated as research and drafting consultant with The Liaison Office (Kabul) on various projects including, assessing the 'Protection Needs and Vulnerabilities of Urban Displaced Youth in Afghanistan' and 'State Legitimacy in Afghanistan and the Role of the International Community'.