Eline Drury Løvlien is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Mannheim. She has written her doctoral dissertation on the process of violent and cognitive radicalisation in Europe. The dissertation looked at both micro, meso and macro explanations and applied a quantitative approach to explain the phenomena. In this research she has mainly used cross-national, as well as more local, survey data to explain aspects of cognitive radicalisation over the last decade. In addition to this her research has also touched upon the effect of country level factors in explaining the occurrence of violent jihadi events in Western Europe.
While much of Eline's research is based within the more traditional conflict research, the work has also led to an interest in the conceptualisation and measurement of socio-economic inequality, terrorist events and marginalisation in Europe.