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 Research, Sociological 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.
Focuses on criminal violence, conflict termination, and security sector reform
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!
Strength in Numbers: Confronting the Narcos
Aug 23, 2018
Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo is studying how indigenous villages in an isolated region in Mexico have been able to fend off the powerful drug traffickers that have taken over other towns.