Charlotte Penel

Postgraduate Research Student


2009: BA, Politics and Latin American Studies, University of Sydney

2011: MA, International Relations and International Law

Research Interests

Thesis Title

"The Market for Force of Commercial Military Actors in Latin American Conflicts"

Charlotte’s research examines the changes in the market for force with regard to commercial military actors (including mercenaries and private military security companies). She is particularly interested in how regional security has shaped the market for force and as a result influenced the use of commercial military actors.


Dr Ulrich Petersohn & Dr Nicholas Lees 

Research Funding

Gerda-Henkel-Stiftung Scholarship

Research Centre Membership

Political Studies Association

International Studies Association