Annalisa Battista, BA (Hons) Criminology, MPhil Criminology

Thesis title: Radical Feminist State Crime Theory: Elaborating a new approach to the study of atrocities by looking at the case study of genocidal rape and forced impregnation in former Yugoslavia.


PhD candidate in the School of Law, University of Edinburgh.

Annalisa completed her BA in Criminology at the University of Westminster, graduating as a First Class student and receiving the Student Excellence Award each of the three years of the degree course. In her first year, she has been awarded the only Scholarship available for the Department of History, Sociology, and Criminology. During this time, she worked as Criminology Course Representative for two consecutive years and as School Representative for the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences in her third year. Then, she completed her MPhil in Criminology at the University of Cambridge, obtaining a Distinction. 


BA (Honours) Criminology at the University of Westminster

MPhil (Distinction) Criminology at the University of Cambridge

Research summary

Feminist criminology, violence against women, sexual violence in conflict, genocidal sexual violence, atrocity crimes, state crimes, international criminal law, victimology