Anamika Twyman-Ghoshal


Twyman-Ghoshal joins the College as an assistant professor in the Sociology & Criminology Department. Her previous teaching appointments include Northeastern University where she served as a lecturer while working towards her Ph.D. from 2006 to 2009 and Endicott College, where she was an assistant professor. She also taught at Stonehill during the 2011-2012 academic year. Her doctoral research created one of the most comprehensive contemporary maritime piracy databases available and focused on understanding the sociological context for maritime piracy in Somalia.

Twyman-Ghoshal spent three years working for the International Maritime Bureau in London as an analyst before earning a master’s of law degree from Queen Mary, University of London in 2002. The newsletter editor for the ASC Division of International Criminology, she was also the book review editor and managing editor for “Crime, Law, and Social Change.”

Twyman-Ghoshal’s main research interests include governance, globalization and how these affect transnational crime, corporate crime, corruption, terrorism, and maritime piracy.  


  • LL.B., Business Law, University of Wolverhampton (UK)
  • LL.M., International Business Law, Queen Mary, University of London (UK)
  • Ph.D., Criminology & Justice Policy, Northeastern University