Sophia Fehrenbach is a research assistant at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs and is studying the Master of Public Administration at Central European University with an additional Advanced Certificate in Religious Studies. Next to her masters, she is part of the international research consortium of the European University Institute for the CASIS project which researches international responses to so-called ISIS returnees and is co-producing a podcast series titled “Nach dem IS”.
Her research foci include
- Polarization, radicalization and political extremism
- ISIS returnees, jihadism, conspiracy ideologies and potential prevention efforts
- Transformative justice processes