Tena Prelec is a Doctoral Researcher at Sussex University, School of Law, Politics and Sociology, and a Research Associate at LSEE-Research on South Eastern Europe, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. Her foremost field of expertise concerns the politics and political economy of South East European countries, with recent works looking at the impact of non-transparent foreign investments, links between economic transition and inequality, and an award-winning study on the changing political views of the Serbian diaspora. She holds masters degrees from University College London (Central and South-East European Studies), Birkbeck – University of London (Master of Laws), and the University of Sussex (Social Research Methods), and is currently the recipient of a full scholarship by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council for her doctoral research. Her writing and commentary have appeared in numerous international outlets, including the New York Times, the Financial Times, Al Jazeera and Foreign Policy. She has acted as an expert and consultant for a number of international institutions, including Freedom House, the British Council, the UK Parliament (House of Commons and House of Lords), and the Scottish Parliament.