Anthropology (2019 cohort)
After completing a dual master’s degree in international relations and history at LSE and Peking University, I worked as a researcher for Quilliam and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue for four years. On the basis of my research on extremist movements and activities in the UK, Europe and North America, I advise parliamentary working groups, security agencies and tech companies. On the side, I work as an investigative journalist and writer, regularly contributing to The Guardian, The Independent, The Washington Post and other outlets. My first book The Rage: The Vicious Circle of Islamist and Far-Right Extremism (I.B. Tauris, 2017) received the 2018 Bruno Kreisky Award for the Political Book of the Year 2018 and was translated into several languages. My second book Going Dark: The Secret Social Lives of Extremists was published by Suhrkamp in September 2019; the original English edition will be released by Bloomsbury in February 2020.