RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) Faculty
Phone: +381 38 608 608
Shqipe Mjekiqi has returned to RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) as Lecturer in Ethics in International Politics, having taught during 2007-2010 Public Policy and Comparative Politics courses.
Shqipe holds a PhD in Political Science from Trinity College Dublin. Under the supervision of Prof. Michael Gallagher, she conducted research on the impact of electoral systems on the way members of parliament across several European countries behave along two dimensions: parliamentary party group unity and constituency links. She received an MSc in Politics and Government in the European Union from the London School of Economics in 2007, and a BSc in Political Science from the University of Prishtina in 2005.
Shqipe also works as Senior Political Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Kosovo, a job she’s held since January 2015. She is principally in charge of issues pertaining to international police cooperation, European integration as well as radicalization and violent extremism. Between the years of 2010-2014, Shqipe worked as a Lecturer/Teaching Assistant at Trinity College Dublin for a number of Political Science courses. In 2008-2010 she served as the Advisor on European Integration to the President of Kosovo, while in 2006 she worked as European Integration Officer at the Ministry of Local Government Administration.
Shqipe’s areas of research interest include political parties, party systems, electoral systems, legislative behavior, as well as politics of South-East European countries but, in the last few years, she has also developed interest and is engaged in research surrounding radicalization and violent extremism in Kosovo.