Dr. Erin Marie Saltman is a Policy Manager at Facebook, overseeing counterterrorism and CVE efforts in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Dr. Saltman’s background and expertise include both far-right and Islamist extremist processes of radicalization within a range of regional and socio-political contexts. Her research and publications have focused on the evolving nature of online extremism, gender dynamics within violent extremist organizations and youth radicalization. Dr. Saltman’s previous work includes Senior Research positions at Quilliam Foundation and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, where she managed international programs with civil society groups aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism online and offline.

Dr. Saltman remains a Research Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue. She regularly advises governments and NGOs on issues related to online counterterrorism and counter-extremism strategies. She is a graduate of Columbia University (BA) and University College London (MA and Ph.D.).