20 Nov 2020
Co-director, ATHAR Project
Katie is a co-director of the Antiquities Trafficking and Heritage Anthropology Research (ATHAR) Project Project and a founding member of the Alliance to Counter Crime Online (ACCO). She is an anthropologist and research analyst and serves as an affiliated researcher with The Day After Heritage Protection Initiative (TDA-HPI). Her work focuses on the trafficking and destruction of cultural property and its connections to transnational crime and terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa. Katie focuses on the role of social media and new technologies in monitoring and recording trafficking in nations in crisis. Katie believes it’s not enough that only archaeologists work to protect heritage; rather, the world needs ArchaeoActivists: People working across fields and disciplines to combat the trafficking of antiquities by organized criminal networks.
Previously, Katie served as chief of staff and a research fellow at the Antiquities Coalition, a Washington, DC-based non-profit dedicated to combating cultural racketeering. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Miami University (OH) with a double major in Anthropology and Ancient Greek and earned an M.A. in Anthropology at The George Washington University.
Project Manager, JHM Pesquisa
Researcher, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Expert on Natural Resources and Finance / Former member of the UN Group of experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Côte d'Ivoire
Professor of Criminology, University of Jos, JOS, Nigeria
Director of Analysis, CINTOC
Head of Western Asia Programme, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
Professor, University of Birmingham & DFID
Researcher, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies
Associate Professor, The Colorado School of Mines
Senior Fellow, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
Senior Associate, International Security Division of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)