Federico Varese

Professor of Criminology, Department of Sociology

Other affiliations

Department of Sociology


Federico Varese is Professor of Criminology in the Department of Sociology. He is also the Director of the Extra-Legal Governance Institute, a Research Associate of the Centre of Criminology, and a Senior Research Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford.

Research Interests

Criminology, Organised crime, corruption, Soviet criminal history, and the dynamics of altruistic behaviour. He is currently working on the application of network analysis to criminal behaviour and a comparative study of Mafia groups.