Dr. Erin Saltman

Dr. Erin Saltman

Membership and Programs Director

Dr. Erin Saltman is the Membership and Programs Director at the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT).

She has worked in the technology, NGO, and academic sectors, building out international counterterrorism strategies and programs. Dr. Saltman’s background and expertise include both white supremacy 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 violent extremism online, youth radicalization, and the evaluation of counterspeech approaches.

She was formerly Meta’s Head of Counterterrorism and Dangerous Organizations Policy across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. She also worked as a practitioner for ISD Global and other CT/CVE NGOs before joining GIFCT.

Dr. Saltman is a graduate of Columbia University (BA) and University College London (MA and PhD).