Dani K Nedal

Political Science and International Relations

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

I am a Lecturer at Carnegie Mellon's Institute for Politics and Strategy, where I teach classes on International Relations. I am spending the 2021-2022 academic year as Visiting Research Professor of National Security at the U.S. Army War College's Department of National Security and Strategy.

Between 2018 and 2021 I was a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon, and in 2019-2020 I received a Wimmer Faculty Fellowship. I received my PhD in Political Science from Georgetown University in 2018. During the PhD I was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at MIT and a Smith Richardson Predoctoral Fellow at Yale's International Security Studies program.

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.