— Daniel Morente —
Daniel is a recently graduated master’s student in Conflict, Security and Development, at the University of Exeter. Throughout his MA, he had the opportunity to actively research about transitional justice, peace-building, political extremism and ethnic persecution, whilst also conducting a work placement as a research analyst in a UK-based grassroots community interest company around the issue of gender-based violence in the United Kingdom and in Palestine. His interest in the Western Balkans began when he visited some of its countries in 2017, and it significantly increased throughout the following years, leading him to further investigate about the region’s post-conflict dynamics as well as to pursue an internship in the Post-Conflict Research Center. Currently, Daniel is working as an intern in the Center for the Study of Democracy, in Bulgaria, participating in research projects related to forced migratory movements, and religious extremism and secularism.