PhD Candidate in Political Science, EHESS, Paris
Junior Visiting Fellow
(September – December 2015)
Insurgent Law: Judging in a Time of Civil War
This research project examines how insurgent groups implement justice and how they use courts to assert their rejection of the incumbent regime and their claim to represent legitimate authority. It draws heavily on sociology and anthropology of both law and institutions to discuss contemporary theories of civil war and insurgent governance. It is based on fieldwork in Afghanistan, Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Iraq.