Katerina Papatheodorou is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Community Psychology. Papatheodorou earned her M.A. in Forensic Psychology from George Washington University and her BSc in Business Administration and Management from Boston University.
Research focus is on the psychology of terrorism. Her work includes research on radicalization, deradicalization and disengagement, and terrorism-related global events.
Papatheodorou works as a Graduate Research Assistant with the Violent Extremism Research Group with Dr. John Horgan. She is also Project Coordinator for a DHS-funded research initiative on the Incels movement.
Papatheodorou worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the GSU Department of Psychology and as an Intern with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland. She has also coordinated content and data for the Global Terrorism Database which publishes annually.
Papatheodorou is fluent in English and Greek.
Horgan, J., Meredith, K., & Papatheodorou, K. (2020). Does Deradicalization Work? In Silva, D.M.D. and Deflem, M. (Ed.) Radicalization and Counter-Radicalization. Bingley, West Yorkshire, England: Emerald Publishing Limited (Forthcoming).
Horgan, J. & Papatheodorou, K. (2020). “Coaches,” “Groomers,” “Handlers,” & “Seducers:” How Terrorist Recruiters Seek the Right Stuff, for the Wrong Reasons. In M. Stohl (Ed.) Contemporary Trends in Terrorism. Routledge (Forthcoming).
Horgan, J. & Papatheodorou, K. (2020). Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of Terrorist Recruiters. The Evolution Institute.
Papatheodorou, K. 2019. “The Case for P/CVE in France.” European Eye on Radicalization.
Papatheodorou, K. 2018. “Preventing, Not Just Countering, Violent Extremism.” Lawfare.
Papatheodorou, K. 2017. “What CVE Can Learn from Guerrilla Marketing.” Lawfare.
Horgan, J. & Papatheodorou, K. (2020, April). How Terrorist Recruiters Seek the Right Stuff, for the Wrong Reasons. Paper to be presented at SIOP Annual Conference, Austin, Texas.
Honors and Awards
Bernstein Travel Award May 2019