Main research areas
- Feminist/queer criminology
- Illicit drugs
I am interested in how people in difficult circumstances live and create meaning. This led me to investigate what it meant to be a drug-involved women in Sweden by analysing the accounts of 26 women who had, at some point in their lives, used, bought, sold, and/or shared illicit drugs in Sweden. It emerged that participants led risky and stigmatised lives, but that their involvement with drugs was also considerably meaningful. My doctoral dissertation therefore emphasised the importance of pleasure in all its incarnations as a crucial pull factor for illicit drugs.
I am currently in the process of refining a research report on the experiences of Thai women in the Nordic area together with Dr. Susanne Boethius.
- Critical criminology
- Feminist criminology
- Qualitative methods (particularly interviews)
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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). In 2022, I defended my doctoral thesis in sociology "In Her Words: Understanding Push and Pull Factors to Women’s Involvement with Drugs in Sweden through an Intersectional Lens".