Dr Tahiraj was a World Visiting Scholar at University of California San Diego, and at Penn State University, and a 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. Previously a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Malta, Dr Tahiraj has lectured on social policy, sociology and politics at the University of Tirana, University of York and UCL.
Dr Tahiraj has advised international organizations including the European Commission, EUROFOUND, the UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women, the ETF 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 on human rights, evaluated academic research proposals for the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology and has been Special Adviser to IDS on the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy.
At LSE Dr Tahiraj has taught on and researched Universal Basic Income, while engaging with country implementations which led also to the organizing of the LSE Conference on Basic Income in 2018.
Dr Tahiraj is currently working on the politics of social policy - the impact of Covid-19 welfare interventions versus UBI.