Preventing and countering Islamist extremism and terrorism
Islamist radicalization and extremism in Europe’s Chechen diaspora
Russia and counter-terrorism
Miriam Katharina Heß has been a research fellow in DGAP’s Center for Security and Defense since January 2022. She works on a project on Islamist radicalization and extremism in Europe’s Chechen diaspora. Previously, Heß worked on the project “Analysis of Trends and Developments in the Tertiary Prevention of Islamist Extremism” and for the Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia at DGAP.
She studied national and international administration and policy at the University of Potsdam and political science at the University of Hamburg. In her PhD project at the University of Leipzig, she is investigating the security rhetoric of terrorism in Russia and France in the context of securitization theory.