Graduate courses taught

UMass Boston


Theories of Conflict Resolution

Human Security

International Conflict Resolution

Immigration & Conflict

Third Party Interventions in Conflict

Nonviolent Action


Johns Hopkins University-SAIS

Principles & Practices of Conflict Management

Borders, Migration & Security in the Americas

Human Security

Conflict Management Capstone

Undergraduate courses taught

Providence College

International Conflict Resolution

International Relations

Latin American Politics

Visualizing Peace and Justice

International Organizations

Model Organization of American States



Johns Hopkins University

Protest, Politics, and Democracy in Latin America

International Conflict Resolution

International Relations and Global Issues

Globalization Theory and Practice

Contemporary International Institutions


University of Georgia

Peace Studies

Politics of Development

Environmental Politics and Conflict


Elly Rostoum, ABD

Diagnosing Chinese Investment Strategy: Implications and Opportunities for Global Governance Structures [chair]

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David Sulewski, ABD

Securing Solidarity with Asylum Seekers: Faith-based actors in the multilevel governance of protected entry programs in Europe [chair]. LinkedIn.

Beth Fascitelli, ABD

Process & Change in the Global Development System [chair]

Pryanka Peñafiel Cevallos, ABD

Our Claims Matter: Latin American Migrants’ Nonviolent Resistance in Transnational Spaces [Chair.]

Muhammad Ali, ABD

Human Security Implications of the Securitization of Non-governmental Organizations: The Case of Pakistan [Chair]

Ashraf Amiri

Terrorism and Migration: Examining the Psychological Impacts of Forced Migration Resulting from Violent Extremism [Chair]

Krystal-Gayle O’Neill, ABD

Assessing the (De)Criminalization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Sexuality in the Anglophone Caribbean: A Comparative Case Study of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago [committee member]

Denise Muro, ABD

From Other to Equal: Lived Implications of the Securitization of Migration for the Social Integration of Refugees in Boston and Berlin [committee member]

Mario Portugal, ABD

The role of Electronic Health Records in patient’s engagement in their healing processes: A case study in Colombia [committee member]

Safiya St. Clair, Ph.D

Race, Gender, and Conflict: How Women's NGOs Build Peace and Enhance Gender Justice in Colombia.  [Chair. Defended March 2022]

Balkissa Diallo, Ph.D

European and African Regional Migration Governance and African Migrants Agency: The Case of African Migration via Unauthorized Channels to Europe [committee member. Defended 2023]. Placement: Postdoc, University of the Witswatersrand, South Africa

Christopher Graham, Ph.D

The Political Economy of Migration Governance: How Political Actors, Networks, Institutions and Policy Design Impacts the Migration-Development Nexus in Sending Countries [committee member; defended in 2019]

Alexis Colmenares, PhD

Difusión del enfoque de seguridad humana: Costa Rica y Ecuador (2004 – 2016), FLACSO Ecuador. Defended 2019. [committee member]

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