Anamika Twyman-Ghoshal


Anamika Twyman-Ghoshal holds a Ph.D. in Criminology and Justice Policy from Northeastern University, a Master’s degree in International Business Law from Queen Mary College, University of London and a Bachelor’s degree in Law with honors from the University of Wolverhampton. Dr. Twyman-Ghoshal's research and teaching centers on the relation between power, systemic injustice, social harm, and deviance in a globalized world. Her main research interests include global crime, crimes of the powerful, maritime piracy, state crime, terrorism, and environmental harm.

Her doctoral research created one of the most comprehensive contemporary maritime piracy databases available (Contemporary Maritime Piracy Database) and focused on understanding the sociological context for maritime piracy in Somalia. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Twyman-Ghoshal worked for the International Maritime Bureau in London investigating international shipping, trade and finance fraud, as well as maritime piracy. She is fluent in English, German, Polish, French and conversational Bengali. In her spare time, she volunteers for a non-profit called Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ). 


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

Research Interests

  • Crimes of the Powerful
  • Global Crime
  • State and Corporate Crime
  • Maritime Piracy
  • Terrorism
  • Globalization and Governance

Courses Taught

  • Criminology
  • Critical Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Research Methods for Criminology
  • Global Crime
  • Terrorism
  • Seminar: Crimes of the Powerful