Personal profile

Personal profile

My academic interests are:

- Disengagement and desistance programmes and methods

- Far-right and Islamists extremist groups

- Role of religion in the process of deradicalisation and disengagement

Currently, I hold MA of religious studies from the University of Tartu. In my thesis, I created an overview of methods and topics of conversations used to support deradicalisation and disengagement of Islamists. Overview was created based of practises held in Sweden, Finland, the UK, Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands. In my academical work, I would like to find most effective deradicalisation and disengagement supporting methods created for Islamists and members of far-right groups.

Previously, I have worked in third and public sector organisations, including at the Ministry of the Interior during Estonia's Presidency of the EU Council.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Communication Specialist, University of Tartu

1 Apr 2019 → …

Programme specialist, University of Tartu

1 Sept 2018 → …

Project manager, Roundtable for Development Cooperation

1 Feb 20181 May 2018

Coordinator, Ministry of the Interior

1 Jan 2017

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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