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At King’s College London, Inga Kristina Trauthig is a visiting fellow with the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies (IMES). She is a security studies researcher and holds a PhD from the Department of War Studies at King's for which she focussed on Libya. She also has an MLitt from the University of St Andrews in Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asian Security Studies.

Inga has conducted work with UN-organisations, NGOs and private companies that address root causes of civil strife as well as practical and ideological competition between state and non-state actors with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). Her studies have been supported by the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, the German Academic Exchange Service and the Conflict Research Society, for example. She has had work published in International Sociology, Lawfare, Routledge or The Conversation, amongst others.

At King’s College, she was convenor of the MENA Research Group within IMES and has held various positions in student representation at faculty, school, and departmental level. 

Research Interests

  • North Africa, Libya
  • Ideology, Political Islam, Salafism
  • Non-violent and violent extremism
  • Misinformation and disinformation