Asya Metodieva is a PhD Candidate at Central European University (CEU), Budapest. Her research interests include radical movements, polarization and international security threats. She holds MA in public policy from CEU and in international relations and security studies from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski. In 2019 she was a visiting PhD Candidate at the University of Oxford. She held the 2018 Sotirov Fellowship at LSE IDEAS and 2018 Re-think CEE Fellowship of the German Marshall Fund of the U.S.