Inga Kristina Trauthig (PhD, King’s College London) is the head of research of the Propaganda Research Lab at the Center for Media Engagement (CME). In her role, she conducts original research and helps lead the Lab’s strategy and management. Previously, she has been a research fellow with the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at the Department of War Studies at King’s College London and received an MLitt from the University of St Andrews.
She is interested in understanding violent and non-violent extremism, the impacts of emerging technologies and political competition with a focus on the online space. Over the last few years, she has mainly focused on the Middle East and North Africa, particularly Libya. She speaks regularly to academic, media, and government audiences, and her writing has appeared in both popular and scholarly outlets, such as The Hill and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism respectively. Her work has been featured by outlets like Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN, Houston Chronicle, Foreign Policy, and The Washington Post. She is also an associate with the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies (IMES) at King’s College London and Candid Foundation in Berlin.