Dr Luis Schenoni
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at University College London (UCL), and Deputy Director of its Security Studies Programme. I am also an Affiliated Professor in the International Studies Division at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico. Before joining UCL, I received my Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Konstanz.
My research explores the determinants of international conflict and its effects on the dynamics of state formation, with a particular focus on Latin America. In my current book project, I employ a multimethod approach that combines comparative-historical and statistical analyses to grasp the effect of warfare on state formation in nineteenth century Latin America. My work on this region suggests the relevance of bellicist theory beyond Europe when post-war dynamics are considered.
- “Bringing War Back In: Victory and State Formation in Latin America,” American Journal of Political Science, 65, no. 2 (2021). Awarded Best Paper on Political Institutions by the Latin American Studies Association.
- (lead author) with Gary Goertz, Paul Diehl, and Andrew Owsiak “The Evolution and Causes of the Territorial Peace in the Americas,” International Studies Quarterly, 64, no. 1 (2020): 57-70.
- (lead author) with Jorge Battaglino and Sean Braniff “Was the Malvinas/Falklands a Diversionary War? A Prospect Theory Reinterpretation of Argentina's Decline,” Security Studies, 29, no. 1 (2020): 34-63. Awarded Best Article on Defense, Security and Democracy, by the Latin American Studies Association.
- with Federico Merke and Diego Reynoso “Foreign Policy Change in Latin America: Exploring a Middle Range Concept,” Latin American Research Review, 55, no. 3 (2020): 413-429.
- (lead author) with Scott Mainwaring “US Hegemony and Regime Change in Latin America,” Democratization, 26, no. 2 (2019): 269-287.
- “The Argentina-Brazil Regional Power Transition,” Foreign Policy Analysis, 14, no. 4 (2018): 469-489.
- with Nicole Jenne and Francisco Urdinez “Of words and deeds: Latin American declaratory regionalism, 1994-2014,” Cambridge Review of International Affairs 30, no. 2 (2017): 195-215.
- with Francisco Urdinez, Fernando Mouron and Amancio Oliveira “Chinese Economic Statecraft and US Hegemony in Latin America: An Empirical Analysis, 2003–2014,” Latin American Politics and Society, 58, no. 4 (2016): 3-30.
For more publications, see: https://www.llschenoni.com/articles
I am teaching Spread of Conflict in International Relations and Latin American Politics.
I am interested in supervising students who want to work on topics related to conflict, state formation, and/or international politics in Latin America.