This profile was current as of 2019, when she was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.
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.
Focuses on criminal violence, conflict termination, and security sector reform
Democratization Theory Research Cluster Workshop
New Book on Democracy Includes Kellogg Contributors
Jul 8, 2022
A new book co-edited by Kellogg Faculty Fellow Michael Coppedge titled Why Democracies Develop and Decline has been published by Cambridge University Press. Contributions to the book were made by Coppedge, former Visiting Fellow John Gerring, and former Kellogg Dissertation Year Fellows Benjamin Denison, Paul Friesen (PhD Fellow), and Lucía Tiscornia (PhD Fellow), among others.
‘Innovative’ Female-only Workshop Emphasizes Networking, Community
Dec 10, 2019
Nearly two dozen female scholars attended the “New Research by Women Studying Violence” workshop, presented by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, last month.