Tena Prelec

Tena Prelec

Research Associate

LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe

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Key Expertise
Diaspora, Rule of Law, Corruption, Informality, EU Enlargement

About me

Dr Tena Prelec is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Advanced Studies on South Eastern Europe, University of Rijeka. Her research focuses mostly on (anti-)corruption and EU politics, with a geographic focus on the Western Balkans and Eastern Europe more widely. Other topics of interest are geopolitics and 'strategic corruption', illicit finance, energy policy, and academic freedom. From 2019 to 2023, she has been a Research Fellow (Kleptocracy & Anti-Kleptocracy) at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. She obtained her PhD from the School of Law, Politics and Sociology, Centre for the Study of Corruption (CSC), at the University of Sussex. Dr Prelec is also a member of the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG) and a Research Associate at LSEE-Research on South Eastern Europe, London School of Economics and Political Science. Her co-authored book, Professional Indulgences: British service providers, postcommunist elites, and the enabling of kleptocracy, is forthcoming with OUP in 2024.

Expertise Details

Politics and political economy of South East European countries

My research