Dr Erin Marie Saltman is Facebook’s Counterterrorism Policy Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Dr Saltman’s background and expertise includes both far-right and Islamist extremist processes of radicalization within a range of regional and socio-political contexts. Her research and publications have focused on the evolving nature of online extremism and terrorism, gender dynamics within violent extremist organizations and youth radicalization. Dr Saltman’s previous work includes Senior Research positions at Quilliam Foundation and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), where she managed international programs aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism online and offline. Dr Saltman remains a Research Fellow at ISD. She regularly advises governments and NGOs on issues related to online counterterrorism and counter-extremism strategies. She is a graduate of Columbia University (BA) and University College London (MA and PhD).
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