Dr. Yuliya Zabyelina
Dr. Yuliya Zabyelina is Associate Professor of International Criminal Justice in the Department of Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY). Her research covers various forms of transnational organized crime and corruption and the existing domestic, regional and global mechanisms for their prevention and control. Dr. Zabyelina is the author of numerous peer-reviewed academic journal articles and books, including Illegal Mining: Organized Crime, Corruption and Ecocide in a Resource-Scarce world (co-edited with Daan van Uhm; Palgrave, 2020), among other publications.
Before joining John Jay College in 2014, she was visiting fellow at European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI), the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies (Aleksanteri Institute), Moscow office of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, George Mason University/TRACCC, and post-doctoral scholar and lecturer at University of Edinburgh and Masaryk University, respectively. She has also contributed to funded projects by the European Commission, the Royal Society and the British Academy, and the U.S. Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).
Dr. Zabyelina is member of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, incoming Chair of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences International Section (ACJS IS), member of the Standing Group on Organized Crime (SCOG), and the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC). She is also Alternate Representative to the United Nations for the ACJS and has several years of experience observing sessions of the Commission on Crime Prevention in Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) and those of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention against Transnational organized Crime in Vienna.
She has worked as a consultant for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on the Education for Justice (E4J) teaching modules on organized crime and anti-corruption. She has also taught on these topics at George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany).
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