Research Associate, University of Oxford

Tena Prelec is a Research Associate at the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR), University of Oxford. She is an established analyst on the Western Balkans, including as Region Head at Oxford Analytica, and a researcher at LSEE-Research on South Eastern Europe (London School of Economics and Political Science). Her work at DPIR centres on anti-corruption, money and reputation laundering, with a focus on Western countries’ role in the global dynamics of corruption. Other research interests include transnational authoritarianism, academic freedom, and the intersection between governance and geopolitics. She has been included in the latest cohort of Marshall Memorial Fellows, the flagship leadership development programme of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

She holds a BA in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Trieste (110 cum laude), an MA in Central & South-East European Studies and an LLM QLD from the University of London, an MSc in Social Research Methods (distinction) and a PhD in Politics from the University of Sussex.

Areas of expertise:

EU enlargement, rule of law, corruption, kleptocracy, geopolitical competition, academic freedom, media freedom, state capture, transnational authoritarianism


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