This profile is current as of 2022.

Tiscornia is an assistant professor in the School of Politics and International Relations and a Fellow with the Geary Institute for Public Policy at University College Dublin. She is an external research affiliate of the Kellogg Institute's Notre Dame Violence and Transitional Justice Lab (V-TJLab).   Previously, Tiscornia was an assistant professor in the Division of International Studies at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City, and a Fellow with the  Mexican National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT).   

Tiscornia is a former PhD Fellow and dissertation year fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, where she organized a 2018 workshop on Women Studying Violence. She received the 2018 Kellogg Institute Award for Outstanding Doctoral Student Contributions, which recognizes a doctoral student affiliate for outstanding contributions to the intellectual life of the Institute.

Tiscornia previously worked for the United Nations in her home country of Uruguay, and, as a master’s student at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, a research assistant with the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town, South Africa. She also has served as a research assistant for the Varieties of Democracy project.

Her research, focusing on transitional justice, police and criminal violence, and multi-method research design has been published in the Journal of Peace ResearchSociological Methods & Research, Studies in Comparative International Development, the Journal of Urban Affairs, and Qualitative & Mixed Methods Research

Tiscornia holds an MA in peace studies and a PhD in political science from Notre Dame.

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Current Research

Focuses on criminal violence, conflict termination, and security sector reform