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 was 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).

I have a broad range of interests and experience and take an eclectic approach to studying and teaching world politics, with most of my research falling within one of three main research agendas: the drivers of conflict and cooperation between states, the domestic politics of foreign policy, and diversity in the profession. I am currently writing a book that explores the relationship between urban geography and international security.

Before starting the PhD, 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, the International Politics department at Aberystwyth University, 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.