Carolina Sampó Romi Sigsworth Anqi Shen Felia Allum Teresa Martinez Trujillo

Women in Organized Crime: An international debate

A Talk by Anqi Shen , Teresa Martinez Trujillo , Romi Sigsworth , Felia Allum and Carolina Sampó

About this Talk

Women's presence in Transnational Security issues has been hardly studied. Women in Organized Crime is still a question mark that must be answered. During this panel, we will share a summary of our research with emphasis on different regions and how women are being involved in different criminal structures such as mafias, cartels and criminal organizations. The questions that guide the debate are: Are women present in criminal structures? Which are the difference among regions and the way women are being involved in Organized Crime? Is it possible to see as a trend an increasing presence of women in Organized Crime worldwide?

18 October 2023, 01:00 PM

01:00 PM - 02:15 PM

About The Speakers

Anqi Shen

Anqi Shen

Northumbria University

Professor of Law, Northumbria Law School, Northumbria University, United Kingdom


Teresa Martinez Trujillo

Teresa Martinez Trujillo

Tecnológico de Monterrey

Assistant Professor at the School of Social Science and Government at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico. She coordinates research projects at Noria Research, Program for Mexico and Central America and is an associate researcher at the Centre de Recherches Internationales (CERI) at Sciences Po, Paris.


Romi Sigsworth

Romi Sigsworth

Institute for Security Studies

Research Consultant with the ENACT programme of the Institute for Security Studies.


Felia Allum

Felia Allum

Polis, University of Bath

Professor of comparative organised crime and corruption, University of Bath, UK


Carolina Sampó

Carolina Sampó

Associate Researcher, Conicet, Argentina

PhD in Social Sciences. Master's degree in International Studies. Bachelor in Political Sciences.