I am Assistant Professor in Gender and Politics at the Université de Montréal (Canada), member of the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CEPSI-CIPSS), and member of the Montreal Centre for International Studies (CERIUM). Previously, I was Marie Curie individual fellow at POLIS, University of Cambridge and Assistant Professor in International Affairs at Vesalius College, VUB, Brussels. I also blog for webs such as The Conversation or the Duck of Minerva. My primary research focuses on the United Nations Security Council’s Women, Peace and Security agenda. I have written extensively on the advocacy around, and implementation of, the Women, Peace and Security agenda at global, national, and local levels in post-conflict contexts. I am particularly interested in poststructural and postcolonial accounts of gender and security and in feminist and interpretive methodologies.
I hold a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and a PhD in Political Theory from LUISS Guido Carli of Rome (Italy). I also hold an MA in European Studies from the College of Europe and an MPP in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, thanks to a Fulbright scholarship.
My research focuses on gender politics, international security governance and the micro-dynamics of war-to-peace transitions – peacebuilding practices and transnational justice mechanisms – through a critical security lens. Much of my work investigates concepts and performances of authority, legitimacy, and power through these theoretical lenses.
I am Associate Editor for the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding. I am also Board Member of Women in International Security – Canada and its Academic Coordinator. I am a Co-Convener of the Gender and Politics Section of the Belgium Political Science Association.