Kimberly is a Ph.D. student in the Political Science Department at the University of Notre Dame, and a graduate student affiliate at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. She joined the Department after receiving her BA (Hons) in Political Science, which is jointly endorsed by the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and the National University of Singapore. Her research interests include the causes, dynamics and termination of war; nuclear strategies and policies; the role of non-state actors in post-conflict reconstruction; and small state foreign policies.
My research interests broadly include conflict prevention and resolution; more specifically, crisis de-escalation, and post-conflict reconstruction. Put another way, I am passionate about understanding how to prevent wars from happening. Where wars have taken place, I seek then to find out how lives can be improved so that those living in warring or post-war countries can move on from the memory and experience of violence.