This profile was current as of 2019, when she was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.

Lucía Tiscornia is an external research affiliate of the Kellogg Institute's Notre Dame Violence and Transitional Justice Lab (V-TJLab).

Tiscornia is an assistant professor in international studies at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) whose research focuses on conflict termination, security sector reform, and criminal violence. Her current research explores the conditions under which police reform contributes the respect of human rights and crime reduction in post-conflict societies, and the determinants of police violence. She is also interested in issues of conceptualization, measurement, and mixed methods approaches.

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 work has been published in the Journal of Peace Research, and she is currently working on a book project related to her research on police reform.


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