Dani K Nedal

Political Science and International Relations

Urban Geography and Conflict, International Security, Nuclear Politics, Theory, Foreign Policy

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer at Carnegie Mellon's Institute for Politics and Strategy, where I teach classes on Global Nuclear Politics and US Foreign Policy. I am also a 2019-2020 Wimmer Faculty Fellow at CMU. I received my PhD in Political Science from Georgetown University in 2018. I was previously a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at MIT (2017-2018) and a Smith Richardson Predoctoral Fellow at Yale's International Security Studies program (2016-2017).

My research encompasses a variety of topics in international security and power politics, with much of it dealing with the effects of domestic and international structures on state behavior. I am currently writing a book that explores the relationship between urban geography, interstate conflict, and nuclear strategy.

Before starting the PhD in 2012, I was a Research Fellow with the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security at the University of Birmingham (UK). In the past I have also worked with International Studies Quarterly and the International Politics department at Aberystwyth University, as well as the Center for International Relations of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, and the China-Brazil Business Council.

I received my BA in International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, where I was born and raised.