Journal Articles

2020  “Civilian Contention in Civil War. How Ideational Factors Shape Civilian Collective Responses to Armed Groups?” Comparative Political Studies [online first]

2020 (Forthcoming)  “Who Shot the Bullets? Violence, Perpetrator Identity and Attitudes Towards Peace” Latin American Politics and Society (with G. Kreiman)

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2019  “Risks and Opportunities of Direct Democracy. The Effect of Information in Colombia’s Peace Referendum.” Politics and Governance 7(2): 242 – 267 (with D. Morisi)

2017 “Civil Resistance in Armed Conflict: Leveraging Nonviolent Action to Navigate War, Oppose Violence and Confront Oppression.” Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, 12(3): 1 – 9 (with M. Hallward & C. Mouly)

2017 “PKK Violence against Civilians. Beyond the Individual, Understanding Collective Targeting.” Terrorism & Political Violence, 32(1): 77 – 99  (with F. O’Connor)

2017 “Voicing Outrage Unevenly. Democratic Dissatisfaction and Differential Participation in the 15-M Protest Campaign.” Mobilization, 22(2): 201 – 222 (with M. Portos)

2014 “Bringing the New Wars Debate Back on Track: Building on Critiques, Identifying Opportunities, and Moving Forward.” Global Policy Journal, 5(4): 415 – 424. (with J. Lauzurika)

2014 “Transcending the Inter-Intra Divide: A Theoretical Inquiry into CivilWar and its Repercussions on International Crises. The Colombia-Venezuela Case.” Revista Aldea Mundo, 38(2): 9 – 24. (with N. Jenne)

2012 “Midiendo la violencia contra los trabajadores sindicalizados en Colombia.” Controversia, No. 197. (with C. Sánchez and J. D. González)

2010 “Población infantil y violencia armada.” Revista Forénsis, 355 – 367. (with K. Aguirre and S. Millan).

Under Review

"The Human Costs of the War on Drugs. Attitudes towards Militarization of Security in Mexico" (with Davide Morisi) [Under review]

“Civilian Noncooperation in Armed Conflicts. Refusing to cooperate with armed groups as a self-protection strategy” [Revise & Resubmit]

Book Chapters

2019 “Do Non-state Armed Groups Influence each other in Attack Timing and Frequency? Generating, Analyzing and Comparing Empirical Data and Simulation” in Computational Conflict Research (edited by E. Deutschmann; E. Lorenz; J. Nardin; L.G., Natalini; A.F.X. Wilhelm) New York: Springer (pp. 167 – 182) (with S. Cremaschi, B. Kirdermir, A. Pah, N. Payette and R. Yarlagadda)

2019 “Alternative Forms of Civilian Noncooperation with Armed Groups: The Case of Samaniego in Colombia” in Civil Resistance and Violent Conflict in Latin America. Mobilizing for Rights (edited by C. Mouly and E. Hernandez) New York: Palgrave (pp. 111 – 136) (with C. Mouly and M. B. Garrido) [Translated into Spanish]

2018 “Innovative Youth Reactions in the Face of Local Violence: Noncooperation as a Source of Legitimacy” in Local Peace-Building and Legitimacy (edited by C. Mitchell and L. Hancock) New York: Routledge (pp. 63 – 83)

2017 “Making sense of La Salida: Challenging left-wing control in Venezuela” in Riding the Wave (edited by D. della Porta) Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press

2011 “Introducción” in Guatemala en la encrucijada. Panorama de una violencia transformada (edited by J. Restrepo and A. Tobón) Bogotá: Editorial Panamericana, (with J. Restrepo and A. Tobón)

2011 “La violencia en Guatemala: factores multicausales” Guatemala en la encrucijada. Panorama de una violencia transformada (edited by J. Restrepo and A. Tobón) Bogotá: Editorial Panamericana


Book Reviews

2014 Strangers at the Gates: Movements and States in Contentious Politics by Sidney Tarrow (Cambridge University Press, 2012), Global Policy Journal (with M. Portos)

2013 Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict by Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan (New York University Press, 2011), Global Policy Journal

2013 Inside Insurgencies. Violence, Civilians, and Revolutionary Group Behavior by Claire Metelits (New York University Press, 2010), Global Policy Journal

2013 Power In Movement. Social Movements and Contentious Politics by Sidney Tarrow (Cambridge University Press, 2011) CEU Journal of Political Science 8(1)

2012 Rebel Rulers. Insurgent Governance and Civilian Life During War by Zachariah C. Mampilly (Cornell University Press, 2011), Global Policy Journal


2019 “Will 2019 see a Peace Process for the ELN rebels in Colombia?” in openDemocracy. Jan. 7 (with A. Idler and J. Zulver)

[In Spanish] “Verá Colombia un acuerdo de paz con ELN en 2019?” in


2018 ““Hugs, not gunshots”: How can AMLO convince Mexicans of a new approach to security?” in Political Violence @ a Glance. Oct. 18 (with D. Morisi)

[In Spanish] ““Abrazos, no balazos”: Cómo puede AMLO conseguir apoyo popular para un cambio en la política de seguridad?” in

2017 “Challenges in Colombia’s Changing Security Landscape. Toward a Shared Vision of Peace” in LASA Forum, 49(3): 75 – 79. (with M. Niño, J. Boesten, A. Idler, A. Tickner and J. Zulver)

2017 “Resisting War: Insights from a New Frontier in Civil Resistance Studies” in Minds of the Movement. Nov. 9.

2016 “How governments pitch a referendum is a big deal. Here’s what we learned in Colombia” in The Monkey Cage. Dec. 10. (with D. Morisi)

2015 “Villagers stand up for peace in Colombia’s civil war” in openDemocracy. Nov. 4.

[In Spanish] “Campesinos Colombianos que defienden la paz” [here]


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