Dani K Nedal

Political Science and International Relations

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

I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, jointly appointed at the Department of Political Science and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. I teach classes on topics related to International Security.

Previously, I was Lecturer at Carnegie Mellon's Institute for Politics and Strategy and 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.