Teuta Avdimetaj is a Research Fellow at the Kosovar Center for Security Studies (KCSS) where she focuses on topics of preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE), gender- mainstreaming in the security sector, and the intersection between technology and security.
She holds an M.A. degree in Security Studies from Georgetown University, majoring in International Security with research focus on sub-state violence and terrorism.
Teuta previously served as a Policy Adviser to the 4th President of the Republic of Kosovo and as an External Adviser in the Ministry for European Integration, seconded through the Norwegian Embassy in Kosovo. She has also been consulting international organizations on P/CVE, including the International Organization for Migration, CIJA US, and the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. Her expertise in P/CVE includes research and policy analysis on trends in radicalization and violent extremism in the Balkans, extremist propaganda, reintegration programs for returning foreign fighters, and monitoring and evaluation of P/CVE projects.
Teuta's Research Interests include: Preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE), gender- mainstreaming in the security sector, and the intersection between technology and security.