Published Articles and Papers

This is a selected rather than an exhaustive list. For a full list of published works and presented papers, please contact me.



Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • “Contesting the Fighter Identity: Framing, Desertion, and Gender in Colombia.” International Studies Quarterly. Accepted September 2020; published online October 2020.


  • “Duped: Examining Gender Stereotypes in Disengagement and Deradicalization Practices". Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. Accepted November 2019; published online February 2020.


  • “Investigating Implicit Biases around Race and Gender in Canadian Counterterrorism.” International Journal. Accepted September 2020; published online December 3, 2020.

  • “When Fieldwork Ends: Navigating Ongoing Contact with Former Insurgents”. Terrorism & Political Violence. Submitted May 2020, accepted November 2020. Forthcoming special edition on ethics, 2021.

  • “A ‘Post-Conflict’ Colombia? Analyzing the Pillars (and Spoilers) of Peace.” First author, written with Paulo Tovar. Book chapter in: Post-Conflict Peacebuilding: Global Perspectives, edited by Monika Thakur. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press. Accepted, forthcoming (2021).

  • “Duped: Why Gender Stereotypes Are Leading to Inadequate Disengagement and Deradicalization Policies.” TSAS Working Paper series, no. 18-07, October 2018.

  • “Girls, Gangs, and Urban Violence in Medellín, Colombia.” (Book chapter). Human Security for an Urban Century: Local Challenges, Global Perspectives. March 2007. Canadian Consortium on Human Security and DFAIT

Other Publications

  • “Addressing Stereotypes and Unconscious Bias in Canadian Counter-Terrorism: Where Does GBA+ Fit In?” Funded by Global Affairs Canada & SSHRC as part of the International Policy Challenges Initiative, November 2019.

  • “’Fan girls’, ‘jihadi brides’, and ‘camp followers’: The Effects of Gender Stereotypes on Disengagement and Deradicalization Policies.” Paper commissioned by the Government of Canada as part of an expert briefing, May 2019.

  • “What battles over ‘gender ideology’ mean for Colombia’s women human rights defenders”. February 2020. OpenGlobalRights.

  • "Family Separation: A Flashpoint in the Global Migrant Crisis". Co-authored with Brian Root (Human Rights Watch). June 2018. OpenGlobalRights.

  • "Rethinking Strategies of Child Protection". December 2016. OpenGlobalRights.

  • "Activists Get Creative in their Push for Moroccan Women's Rights". May 2016.  OpenGlobalRights.

  • "What does Zika have to do with Inequality? Everything." OpenGlobalRights. February 2016.

  • "Meeting Their Needs: Results from a Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) Survey on Gender-Based Violence and Reproductive Health in the Mafraq & Ibid Governorates, Jordan”. Research report for International Rescue Committee (IRC) Jordan. March 2015.

  • "Desk Review of Humanitarian Aid inside Syria: Most Acute Needs & Gaps". Research report for International Rescue Committee (IRC) Jordan. August 2014.

  • "The Human Rights Sector in Colombia: Evidence from the Public.” First author, written with Shannon Golden and James Ron. July 2014. The Human Rights Organizations Project, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.

  • "The Human Rights Sector in Ecuador: Evidence from the Public.” Written with Shannon Golden and James Ron. July 2014. The Human Rights Organizations Project, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.


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