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. She has visited different institutions overseas, including the Australian Institute of Criminology, Flinders University, University of Melbourne, University of Montreal, New York University.
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.