Camilo Tamayo Gomez Leo Lin Francesca Rispoli Marco Antonelli Rossella Merlino

Organized crime during the COVID-19 pandemic

A Talk by Marco Antonelli , Leo Lin , Rossella Merlino , Francesca Rispoli and Camilo Tamayo Gomez

About this Talk

In this session, Camilo Tamayo Gomez, Senior Lecturer in Criminology from the University of Huddersfield, will present the findings on his paper on organised crime governance in times of pandemic and the impact that COVID-19 has had on gangs and drug cartels in Latin America. After this intervention, Francesca Rispoli and Marco Antonelli from the University of Pisa will deliver a presentation on the topic of pandemic corruption, which explores bribery in the Italian healthcare system during the pandemic crisis. Dr. Rossella Merlino, Head of Italian Studies at Bangor University and MSCA-IF fellow at the University of Messina, will also add to the discussion presenting part of the findings of a MSCA-IF research project, aimed at investigating history, modus operandi and ethos of mafia in the province of Messina, north-East Sicily, in the time of Covid-19.

01 December 2021, 07:00 PM

07:00 PM - 08:15 PM

About The Speakers

Marco Antonelli

Marco Antonelli

Scuola Normale Superiore


Leo Lin

Leo Lin

Director, Institute for Asian Crime and Security - USA.


Rossella Merlino

Rossella Merlino

Bangor University

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


Francesca Rispoli

Francesca Rispoli

University of Pisa

My doctoral research focused on grassroots strategies against corruption. Civic monitoring is a tool that is becoming relevant to promote citizenship activation.


Camilo Tamayo Gomez

Camilo Tamayo Gomez

Senior Lecturer in Criminology, The University of Huddersfield (UK)

Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Human and Health Sciences, The University of Huddersfield (UK). Senior Adviser in Transitional Justice for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) appointed to Colombia's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.