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Arsovska, Jana

Assistant Professor


3257s (North Hall)

2009 PhD
2004 MA
2003 BA
Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)
Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)
American University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

In 2009, Dr. Jana Arsovska, a native of Macedonia, joined the SociologyDepartment at John Jay College of Criminal Justice where she currentlyteaches courses related to international criminology,transnational organized crime and criminal justice. Dr. Arsovska holds aPhD degree in Criminology from Leuven University in Belgium where shestudied the role of cultural codes in the evolution of ethnic Albanianorganized crime groups. Her research interestsinclude culture, migration and organized crime, female offenders andtransnational crime, as well as corruption and radical Islam inpost-conflict societies. Dr. Arsovska has published extensively onBalkan organized crime and human trafficking in scholarlyjournals and intelligence magazines and is the co-editor of the book
Restoring Justice After Large-Scale Conflict: Kosovo, Congo and the Israeli-Palestinian Case. Hernew book Decoding Albanian Organized Crimeis going to be published in December 2014 (Los Angeles: University of California Press). Dr. Arsovska has acted as a consultant on organizedcrime for many organizations, including the World Bank. Prior to hercurrent post, she underwent training at INTERPOL’s criminal analysisunit. Dr. Arsovska is a recipient of the National Institute of Justice’s2012 W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship for research examiningthe relation between migration and transnational organized crime. Her study, focusing on ethnic Albanians in New York City, seeks to examine howorganized crime groups operate across territories. 

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