Federico Varese

Director of the Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford, journalist for La Repubblica and author of several volumes, including, Mafie in Movimento (2011) and Vita di Mafia (2017) both published by Einaudi and The Russian Mafia. Private Protection in a New Market Economy published for Oxford University Press in 2001, Federico Varese is one of the most important scholars of organized crime. Through an international gaze, he has recently focused on the use of innovative tools within the mafia world, including the functioning of social networks.