Dr Enkeleida Tahiraj
Visiting Senior Fellow (March 2017-July 2020)
Dr Enkeleida Tahiraj is Visiting Senior Fellow at LSEE. Dr Tahiraj has advised international organizations including the European Commission, EUROFOUND, the UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women and the World Bank as well as national governments on social protection and social inclusion strategy design; rights based policies; EU Mutual Information System on Social Protection (MISSOC). She has reviewed country guidance for IAGCI. Special Adviser to IDS on Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy. Dr Tahiraj is a World Visiting Scholar at University of California San Diego, and at Penn State University, USA, as well as Chevening Scholar at Sussex University. She has presented at numerous academic conferences at Oxford, Harvard, UCL, LSE, Urbino-Italy, Petersburg State University-Russia, and policy impact events at FCO, ETF and Wilton Park. Dr Tahiraj's fields of research are Poverty and Development, Children, Gender & Family Policies, EU Accession and Policy Transfer, Inclusion and Democratic Consolidation, Human Rights, Asylum and Migration, Social Security, Labour Markets and Employment, CSOs. Her current focus is the governance mechanisms for rights based polices and inclusion and the role of International Organisations in the social discourse. In particular at LSE Dr Tahiraj is researching and teaching on Universal Basic Income and other policy innovations, while also being engaged in country implementations. Dr Tahiraj has lectured on social policy, sociology and politics at the University of Tirana, University of York and UCL, and was Visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Malta.