Frederik Byrn Køhlert Brittany VandeBerg Kate Thomas Felia Allum

Graphic narratives of organised crime, gender and power in Europe

A Talk by Felia Allum , Dr. Frederik Byrn Køhlert , Dr Kate Thomas and Brittany VandeBerg

About this Talk

Stories of organised crime, gender and power in Europe shines a light on the 'discarded footnotes' of organised crime, in other words, the women. A creative graphic narrative that tells the stories of five young women involved in different forms of criminal organisations and activities in Europe thanks to the original research of Felia Allum and the unique drawings of Anna Mitchell. This book not only raises vital questions about the importance of gender when analysing organised crime but also gives a voice to these women to show that they are not purely victims but also have their own agency. It questions the dominant lens so far used to investigate, collect, prosecute and analyse organised crime that focuses solely on the men. It is time for things to change.

01 December 2021, 04:00 PM

04:00 PM - 05:15 PM

About The Speakers

Felia Allum

Felia Allum

Polis, University of Bath

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


Frederik Byrn Køhlert

Dr. Frederik Byrn Køhlert

University of East Anglia


Kate Thomas

Dr Kate Thomas

Birmingham City University, Birmingham City University

Interdisciplinary social sciences researcher and graphic social science practitioner.


Brittany VandeBerg

Brittany VandeBerg

Associate Professor of Criminology, University of Alabama

Research and teaching focus on the relationship between the illicit, violence, territory, and women and crime.