Dr Asa Cusack is a digital communications specialist at UNIDIR (UN Institute for Disarmament Research). He established the Centre's digital communications presence and served as the Managing Editor of the LSE Latin America and Caribbean blog from 2016 until 2021. 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 has focused 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, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis).
Asa has also contributed to various print, digital, and broadcast media on Venezuela and regional politics (including CNN International, BBC World News, BBC Newsnight, BBC Radio 4, Channel 4 News, ITV News, Al Jazeera, Sky News, France 24, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, and El Universal [Mexico]).