Leslie MacColman

Leslie MacColman

Areas of Study

Political Sociology; Cultural Sociology; Peace, Conflict & Development; Urban Studies


Leslie MacColman is a fourth year PhD student in Sociology and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. She is a Presidential Fellow and is affiliated with the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Kellogg Institute. Leslie's research focuses on local governance, institutional change, and police reform in Latin America.

Prior to joining the Notre Dame community, Leslie worked at several rights-based civil society organizations and as an international development consultant, mainly in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She holds an MA in International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies from the Universidad del Salvador, where she was a Rotary Peace Fellow, a certificate in NGO management from the Universidad de San Andrés, and a BA in Anthropology and Spanish from the Davidson Honors College at the University of Montana - Missoula.

Recent Awards

Leslie MacColman has received grants from ISLA and USAID for research in Honduras and from the Kellogg Institute for research in Argentina.