Lou Pingeot is a SSHRC-funded Postdoctoral Fellow at CIPS. Her research is situated at the intersection of global historical sociology, postcolonialism and international practice theory. She is interested in the link between external and internal security and how practices and discourses of intervention circulate transnationally. Her doctoral work focused on the role of police and prisons in peace operations. Her current research explores how the international missions of Canadian police forces affect the policing of racialized communities in Canada. The project is funded by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant. 

Lou is a graduate of McGill University (PhD, 2020) and Sciences Po Paris (MA, 2010). Between her MA and PhD, she worked for a New York-based non-profit organization that monitors the work of the United Nations, where she wrote policy reports on issues ranging from the use of private security contractors by the UN to corporate influence in the UN’s development policies.Her research has appeared in Third World Quarterly, Small Wars & Insurgencies, International Peacekeeping, European Journal of International Security, and Globalizations.