Lura Pollozhani

Member of the Executive Board

Lura Pollozhani is a member of the Executive Board of the PRESPA Institute

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Malmo, Sweden, while she was awarded a Master of Science in European Studies: Ideas and Identities at the London School of Economics. In 2022 she completed her Ph.D. in Law and Politics at the University of Graz, Austria.

Dr. Lura Pollozhani is a Researcher with the H2020 Connekt project at the University of Graz, researching the contexts of violent extremism and radicalization in the Balkans and the MENA region. Her other research interests include citizenship practices in divided societies, social movements, and democratization.

Lura has previously worked as an Advisor to the Prime Minister of North Macedonia on cooperation with International Organizations. She went on to work for the UNHCR as an External Engagement Officer. She has also worked as a Researcher at the University of Prishtina and as a University Assistant at the CSEES in Graz, as well as a Project Manager for ECMI Kosovo.

Lura is a member of the Executive Board for the mandate period 2023-2026.