Dr Asa Cusack is Managing Editor of the LSE Latin America and Caribbean blog, Honorary Research Associate of University College London, and Associate Fellow of the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London. He also edits the Violence, Peace, and Security Network working paper series.
He holds a PhD in Latin American and Caribbean Political Economy and a Master’s in Research Methods for Politics and International Relations from the University of Sheffield, as well as a bachelor's degree in American Studies from the University of Hull.
His research focuses on international affairs in Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly regional integration and its relationship to the political economy of the “Left Turn" in Venezuela, Ecuador, and the Eastern Caribbean (Dominica, St Vincent & Grenadines, Antigua & Barbuda, St Kitts & Nevis).
Asa has also contributed to various print, digital, and broadcast media on Venezuela and regional politics (including The Guardian, BBC, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, Venezuela Analysis, openDemocracy, ORF).