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Dr Anamika Twyman Ghoshal

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

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I am a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and consider myself a critical global criminologist. My research and teaching centre on issues of power, systemic injustice, social harm, and deviance in a globalised world. Chevron icon


I hold a PhD in Criminology and Justice Policy from Northeastern University (Boston, Massachusetts, USA), an LLM in International Business Law from Queen Mary, University of London, and an LLB (Hons) from the University of Wolverhampton.

Prior to joining University of Gloucestershire, I worked at Stonehill College, Endicott College, and Northeastern University in Massachusetts, USA. My research focuses on global crime and crimes of the powerful/white collar crime.

I have written on maritime piracy, state co-offending, crimes of the powerful, terrorism, environmental harm, and decolonising criminology. Prior to joining academia, I worked for the International Maritime Bureau in London investigating international shipping, trade, and finance fraud.

I am fluent in English, German, Polish, French and conversational Bengali. I was a restorative justice practitioner in the United States and am the co-founder of the restorative justice start-up, Restorativ.


  • PhD, Criminology and Justice Policy, 2012, Northeastern University, MA, USA (2012)
  • LLM International Business Law, Queen Mary, University of London, UK (2002)
  • LLB (Hons) Law, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK (1995).


  • Jean Hamler Diversity and Social Justice Award Stonehill College (2019)
  • Syllabus Prize: Innovations in Teaching Award Stonehill College (2018).

Membership of professional bodies

  • European Society of Criminology
  • British Society of Criminology
  • American Society of Criminology.

Teaching & Research


I teach on a range of UG and PG criminology modules, focusing on Global Crimes, Crimes of the Powerful, Criminological Theories, Globalisation, and Social Harm.


I am currently working on several projects including:

  • State co-offending
  • Environmental harm
  • Decolonising criminology
  • Restorative justice
  • Maritime piracy.


More publications from Dr Anamika Twyman Ghoshal can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

  • Editorial Board Member, Critical Criminology
  • Editorial Board Member, Crime and Delinquency.

Subject for media interview

  • State co-offending
  • Maritime piracy
  • Chagos Islands/British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Environmental harm/crime
  • Decolonising the curriculum.