Felia Allum is Senior Lecturer in Politics and Italian at the University of Bath (UK) and currently a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow (2018-2021). She also is on the steering committee of the European Consortium of Political Research's Standing Group on Organised Crime (ECPR SGOC) and is a senior fellow at the Academy of Higher Education. In 2016, she was awarded the Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award, University of Bath (UK) and in 2019, she was awarded the Jennie Lee Prize for Outstanding Teaching, Political Studies Association (UK). Her research interests are West European Politics, organised crime and Italian mafias with a specific interest in the Neapolitan Camorra. She is the author of 'Camorristi, Politicians and Businessmen: The Transformation of Organized Crime in Post-War Naples' (Leeds: Maney publishing, 2006) and 'The Invisible Camorra, Neapolitan Families across Europe' (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016) which won the Distinguished Book Award in 2017 awarded by the International Division of the American Society of Criminology. She has also co-edited various volumes such as The Routledge Handbook of Transnational Organised Crime (with Stan Gilmour, 2012), The Handbook of Organised Crime and Politics (with Stan Gilmour, 2019, Edward Elgar) and Italian Mafias today (with Isabella Clough Marinaro, and Rocco Sciarrone, 2019, Edward Elgar).