Anna Sergi holds a PhD in Sociology (2014), with specialisation in Criminology, from the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex. Her research specialism is in organised crime studies and comparative criminal justice. She has published extensively in renowned peer-review journals in criminology on topics related to Italian mafias, both in Italy and abroad, as well as on policing strategies against organised crime across states.
She lectures in criminology at the University of Essex. In Autumn 2015 she worked as a consultant for the Australian Institute of Criminology, in Canberra and as a Research Fellow at Flinders Law School, in Adelaide.
Before joining Essex, Anna was a lecturer in Policing and Crime Sciences at the University of West London. In early 2014 she has contributed as a Research Assistant, seconded to the National Crime Agency in London, to a project of the University of Cambridge, within the RCUK Global Uncertainties Programme in early 2014. In this position Anna looked at the requirements of the NCA for social and behavioural sciences research in the fight against serious and organised crime.
In Autumn 2013, Anna visited the New York School of Law, Center for Research in Crime and Justice, as Program Affiliate Scholar, to work on a comparative project on criminal law and justice against organised crime groups in the USA and in England and Wales.