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Zora Hauser joins PaCCS and the National Crime Agency as a Placement Student

Zora Hauser joins PaCCS and the National Crime Agency as a Placement Student

UKRI’s Partnership for Conflict, Crime & Security Research (PaCCS) is delighted to announce that Zora Hauser will be joining PaCCS as a student researcher on a three month placement with the National Crime Agency (NCA). Ms Hauser’s work with the National Crime Agency will involve helping the help NCA understand the impact of a specific strand of Transnational Organised Crime (TNOC) on the UK. The goal of this research will be to draft a report which will be used by NCA to enhance their understanding of the serious and organised crime threat. This placement is part of the PaCCS programme on Transnational Organised Crime (TNOC): Deepening & Broadening Our Understanding, and has been supported by funding from the research councils.

Zora Hauser is research fellow at the Extra-Legal Governance Institute (ExLegi) and DPhil candidate at the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford. Her research looks at migration of mafia groups, with a specific focus on trust dynamics and agency in criminal settings. Zora has previously worked in the private sector on countering transnational trafficking and served as an analyst for the NATO Foundation and the Italian Ministry of Defence. She holds an MA in International Relations and a BA in Political Science from LUISS University, Rome.