Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security MA
Sara Afonso holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from University of Porto, Portugal, and a Master’s degree in Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security from Coventry University, United Kingdom. On her Bachelor’s degree, she focused on researching the topics of disengagement, deradicalization and reintegration, and was also enrolled in an internship at the Portuguese National Defense Institute where she developed research on national and global security issues. On her Master’s degree, Sara developed a dissertation on the use of reintegrative soft power measures to counter farright violent extremism. Additionally to her academic path, she was also a Research Fellow at the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism, and wrote articles on criminological matters that were published on online platforms. Sara is currently a Junior Researcher and Consultant at Innovative Prison Systems (IPS).