I work as Lecturer in the School of International Relations at St Andrews University and a Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). I completed my PhD as a Gates Scholar at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge. Subsequently, I held post-doctoral positions at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS) in Oslo, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin and at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington.
My broad research interests lie in areas of global governance, international organisations and the politics of international law. I work on peace operations and state-building, questions of international authority, and broader politics of international interventions in (post-)conflict territories.