My research and teaching focus broadly on the inter-connections of Governance, Development, Violent conflict and Peace(building). I am particularly interested in politics of war and peace, state building, trauma and psychosocial healing in post-war contexts, war economy, dynamics and challenges in post-war transitions, security sector reform in post-war scenarios, civil-military Relations, external interventions in fragile and conflict areas, visual peace research, nexus of media and violent conflict and gender and security.

South Asia, Europe and Sri Lanka are my main geographical areas of specialization. Next to them, I have also developed thematic expertise on conflict and peace in other geographical areas as well.

This profile was last updated June 15, 2022