Gender and organized crime in Italy

A talk by Ombretta Ingrascì and Rossella Merlino
niversity of Milan and Bangor University

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Rossella Merlino, researcher on mafia-type organized crime, will interview Ombretta Ingrascì, author of "Gender and Organized Crime in Italy. Women’s Agengy in Italian Mafias" (IB Tauris, 2021), defined by Federico Varese and Donald Sassoon, a “path-breaking study”. The book offers a comprehensive study of the role of women in the Italian mafias by assessing the roles and spaces of women within traditionally male, patriarchal organized crime units. The study draws on an extensive range of research, legal reports and interviews with women involved with the mafia, public officials and police.

Ombretta Ingrascì

Assistant Professor of Economic Sociology, University of Milan

Rossella Merlino

MSCA-IF Research Fellow on mafia-type organized crime in Messina


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