Peer-reviewed journal articles
2023 Peacekeepers without helmets: How violence shapes local peacebuilding by civilian peacekeepers (with Allard Duursma, ETH Zurich). Comparative Political Studies Accepted. Abstract.
2023 (UN-)protected Elections – Left for Good? Withdrawal of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations and its Effects on Violence during Electoral Periods in War-Affected Countries (with Jana R. Kissling, University of Zurich). Journal of International Peacekeeping Accepted. Preprint version.
2023 UN Peacekeeping and Democratization in Conflict-Affected Countries (with Robert Blair, Brown University, and Jessica Di Salvatore, Warwick University). American Political Science Review Online First. Preprint version. Open Access Publisher’s version.
2022 Introducing the Peacekeeping Mandates (PEMA) Dataset. (with Jessica Di Salvatore, Magnus Lundgren and Kseniya Oksamytna). Journal of Conflict Resolution Online First. Abstract. Preprint version. Website.
2021 Protecting the Vote? Peacekeeping presence and the risk of electoral violence (with Hanne Fjelde, Uppsala University). British Journal of Political Science. Abstract. Open Access Publisher’s version.
2021 When do UN peacekeeping operations implement their mandates? (with Robert Blair, Brown University, and Jessica Di Salvatore, Warwick University). American Journal of Political Science. Abstract. Preprint version. Publisher’s version.
2020 Keeping electoral peace? Activities of United Nations peacekeeping operations and their effects on election-related violence. Conflict Management and Peace Science. Abstract. Preprint version. Publisher’s version.
Winner of the 2017 Dina Zinnes Award from the SSIP Section of the International Studies Association, USA; Winner of the Credric Smith Prize 2017 from the Conflict Research Society, UK
2020 Silencing Their Critics: How Effective Are Governments in Restricting Civil Society? (with Kristin M. Bakke, Neil Mitchell and Dominic Perera). British Journal of Political Science. Abstract. Preprint version and replication material. Publisher’s version.
2020 Mitigating election violence locally: UN peacekeepers’ election-education campaigns in Côte d’Ivoire, Journal of Peace Research. Abstract. Preprint version and replication material. Publisher’s version.
2019 When States Crack Down on Human Rights Defenders (with Kristin M. Bakke and Neil Mitchell), International Studies Quarterly. Abstract. Preprint version and replication material. Publisher’s version.
2019 United Nations peacekeeping locally: Enabling conflict resolution, reducing communal violence, Journal of Conflict Resolution. Abstract. Preprint version and replication material. Publisher’s version.
2016 From a Perpetrator’s Perspective: International election observers and post-electoral violence. Journal of Peace Research 53(2): 226-241. Abstract. Preprint version and replication material. Publisher’s version.
Peer-reviewed book chapters
(Forthcoming). Peacekeeping and Elections. In: Han Dorussen (ed.). Peacekeeping and International Relations. London: Edward Elgar Publishing.
2020. “Governments Around the World Are Restricting Rights, Using the Pandemic as Cover,” The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage (with Neil Mitchell and Kristin Bakke), May 6, 2020. Read here.
2019 From disaggregated findings to „bigger picture“ and spatial modeling implications in peacekeeping research. Reply to „Violence reduction or relocation“ by Laura Peitz and Gregor Reisch. Read here.
2018 Shrinking Civic Space in Africa: When Governments Crack Down on Civil Society. GIGA Focus Africa 4 (Nov). Read here.
2018 Book review: Matanock, Aila M. 2017. Electing Peace. From Civil Conflict to Political Participation. Africa Spectrum 53(2): 135-138. Read here.
2015 Why the 2015 Presidential Election Was Peaceful, Africa at LSE Blog, Part of the African Elections series. Read here.