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Inga Kristina Trauthig – Research Fellow

Inga Kristina Trauthig is a Research Fellow at ICSR and PhD candidate in War Studies at King’s College London. Her current research focuses on limitations of Westphalian approaches to statehood in the MENA region concentrating on the role of Islamist non-state actors in Libya.

She holds an MLitt in Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asian Security Studies from the University of St Andrews and has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and political science from the University of Wuerzburg and the University of Texas at Austin. The German Academic Exchange Service and the German Academic Scholarship Foundation supported her studies. She is member of the working committee Terrorism and Internal Security of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Fellow of the Atlantic Initiative. Her fields of expertise are political and security dynamics of the geographic area of the MENA region.

Before joining ICSR Inga has worked as a political consultant in Berlin. Previously, she gathered work experience at B’Tselem (NGO) in Jerusalem and has been active in political parties in Germany and the US. In the last years, she contributed book chapters, papers, and articles about terrorist threats on different occasions.