Main research areas
- Feminist Criminology
- "Deviant" Women
- Illicit Drugs
Doctoral project: ”In Her Words: Women's Accounts of Navigating Drug-related Risk, Pleasure, and Stigma in Sweden”.
This dissertation is based on the stories shared by 26 women who have, at some point in their lives, been active with drugs as users, suppliers, sharers, and sellers in Sweden. The analysis departs from participants' own understandings and explanations: I am mainly interested in how the women themselves explain how and why they started, continued, and sometimes stopped being active with drugs.
The intervews showed that drug-active women in Sweden must navigate risky and stigmatising circumstances, both within the illicit drugs market as well as in conventional society. At the same time, many participants considered drug-involvement in a positive light, not only in relation to drug use but also in relation to other drug-related practices (e.g., buying, selling, sharing, etc.).
As such, some women have chosen to leave drugs behind them, but others have instead continued to be active with drugs, despite the risks of victimisation and stigmatisation, because of the advantages that drugs provided.
- Critical criminologies and interviewing on SOCA74
- Critical criminologies on SOCA83
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I earned a BA in International Affairs and Economics & Finance at John Cabot University (Italy) and a MSc in Organised Crime, Terrorism, and Security at the University of Essex (UK).