Krenar Gashi (born 1982) is a political scientist from Kosovo, currently based at Ghent University (Belgium) where he is pursuing a PhD in political science as a Basileus doctoral fellow. Before moving to Ghent, Gashi was a renowned civil society leader and non-profit executive in Kosovo. He was the director of Kosovo’s first think tank KIPRED and established the Institute for Development Policy (INDEP), an influential think tank that focuses on democratisation, Europeanisation and sustainable development. Gashi started his career as an investigative reporter, worked for numerous Kosovo and international media, served as Kosovo editor for Balkan Insight, founded the only English-language newspaper in Kosovo - Prishtina Insight - and covered Kosovo for the Financial Times. He studied sociology at the University of Pristina, holds an MA in Media and Communication from Kijac Institute (Kosovo) and an MA in European Politics from the University of Sussex (UK). His research interest, among others, include foreign policy and international relations, European Union (EU) politics and external policies, discourse studies, democratisation and politics of transition. His doctoral research is focused on conceptualising the role of the EU in the Western Balkans.