My research agenda spans wartime violence, political order and peacebuilding. In my first book, I showed how the introduction of democratic reforms shaped the behavior of armed groups and civilians to explain how political cleansing became a feature of the Colombian civil war. Now I study the effects of that violence by focusing on civilian resettlement, peace-building and state-building.


I. Civilian displacement and its impacts

II. State capacity and state-building in Colombia's periphery

III. Peace-building