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Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies, University of Bath, UK
Dr Felia Allum is senior lecturer in Italian and Politics in the department of Politics, Languages and International Studies at the University of Bath. Between 2018-2021, she is a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow researching gender and organised crime. Her research focuses on West European Politics, Organised crime, Italian Mafias (Neapolitan Camorra), gender and political corruption. She is also interested in how academic findings can be transferred into creative outputs. She is a keen teacher. In July 2016, she was awarded the University of Bath’s Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award and in April 2019, she was awarded the Jennie Lee Prize for Outstanding Teaching by the Political Studies Association (UK).
She is the author of Camorristi, Politicians and Businessmen, The Transformation of Organized Crime in post-war Naples (Northern Universities Press, 2006; in Italian, Il crimine organizato a Napoli, Napoli: L’Ancora, 2011) and The Invisible Camorra, Neapolitan Crime families across Europe (Itaca: Cornell University Press, 2016) which won the Outstanding Book Award 2017, given by the International Division, American Society of Criminology.
She has published in a range of peer-reviewed journals including South European Society & Politics, Qualitative Sociology, Crime, Law and Social Change and Policing, A Journal of Policy and Practice.
- Allum, F., (2006) Camorristi, Politicians and Businessmen, The Transformation of Organized Crime in post-war Naples (Leeds: Northern Universities Press; in Italian, Il crimine organizato a Napoli, Napoli: L’Ancora, 2011)
- Allum, F., (2016) The Invisible Camorra, Neapolitan Crime families across Europe (Itaca: Cornell University Press)
- With Siebert, R (co-editor) (2003) Organized Crime and the Challenge to Democracy (London: Routledge).
- With F. Longo, D. Irrera and P. Kostakos (co-editors) (2010) Defining and Defying Organised crime: Discourse, Perceptions and Reality (London: Routledge)
- With S. Gilmour (co-editor) (2011) The Routledge Handbook of Transnational Organized Crime, (London: Routledge).
- With S. Gilmour (co-editor) (2019) The Handbook of Organised crime and Politics (E Elgar Publisher)
- with I. Clough Maranaro and R. Sciarrone, (co-editors, 2019) Italian Mafias Today, Territory, Business and Politics (E.Elgar Publishers)
Co-edited Special journals:
- with Newell, J (co-editor), Aspects of the Italian Transition, Special Issue of the Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 8/2, Spring 2003, New York: Routledge, ISSN 1354-571X).
- Guest Editor of a Special Issue of the Journal Policing, A Journal of Policy and Practice, on Organised Crime (Oxford, OUP, vol 2, number 1, 2008, ISSN 1752-4512).
- with Jana Arsovska, Special Issue of Trends in Organized Crime on Women and Transnational Organized Crime (2014, 17(1-2), 1-15).
- Allum, F., (2001) ‘Becoming a Camorrista: Criminal Culture and life choices in Naples’ in The Journal of Modern Italian Studies, Fall 2001, volume 6, n 3, New York: Routledge (ISSN 1354-571X), pp. 324-347.
- with J. Sands, (2002) ‘Explaining organised crime in Europe: Are Economists always right?’, Crime, Law and Social Change, volume 7, 23, pp. 1-28, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
- with N Fyfe (2008) ‘Developments in State Witness Protection Programmes: The Italian Experience in an International Comparative Perspective’, Policing, A Journal of Policy and Practice, vol 2, issue 1, pp 92-102.
- with P. Allum (2008), ‘Revisiting Naples: Clientelism and Organzed Crime’, The Journal Of Modern Italian Studies, vol 13, issue 3, pp. 340-365, ALSO as a chapter in The Sick Man of Europe: Shadows in Contemporary Italy, edited by A. Mammone and G. Vetri, London: Routledge ALSO Italian version, September 2011: Un Paese Normale).
- With A. Young (2012) ‘A Comparative study of British and German Press articles on “organised crime”’ (1999-2009)’ in Crime, Law and Social Change, Volume 58, Issue 2, pp 139-157
- with M. Den Boer (2013), ‘The EU and Organised Crime: a political object constructing a complex criminal activity’ in The Journal of European Integration, Volume 35, Issue 2, 2013.
- ‘Analysing Criminal Mobility: the Case of the Neapolitan Mafia’, The Journal of Modern Italian Studies,19.5 (2014): 583-602.
- With I. Marchi (2018), ‘Analysing the role of women in Italian Mafias: the case of the Neapolitan Camorra’, Qualitative Sociology, Vol 41, Issue 3, August.
- With R. Merlino and A. Colletti (2019), “Examining the Italia mafia and its grey zone of complicity and collusion”, South European Society & Politics, Volume 24, Issue 1.
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