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
New Research by Women Studying Violence
‘Scattered But Still Connected’: Relationships Built at Kellogg Lead to Research Project in Uruguay
Feb 25, 2019
Four of five scholars involved in a new research project on police interventions in Uruguay met at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.
Trejo Continues Push for Transitional Justice in Mexico
Jan 29, 2019
Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo helped draft a major proposal for a transitional justice process that was presented to the Mexican government on January 22.
Kellogg Scholars Publish in the Journal of Peace Research
Sep 11, 2018
Congratulations to Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo (political science), former Kellogg doctoral student Juan Albarracín (political science), and dissertation year fellow Lucía Tiscornia (political science) for the publication of their new article in the Journal of Peace Research!