Anamika Twyman-Ghoshal, Ph.D

Critical Global Criminologist

Anamika Twyman-Ghoshal is a global criminologist & third culture adult who studies power, injustice, and human rights violations. She holds a Ph.D. in Criminology and Justice Policy from Northeastern University in Boston, USA, a Master’s degree in International Business Law from Queen Mary, University of London and a Bachelor’s degree in Law with honors from the University of Wolverhampton.


Dr Twyman-Ghoshal's research and teaching broadly centres on power and social harm in a globalised world. This includes work on Anthropocene harms, state crime, blue criminology and decolonising criminology. She has published on climate change, state crime, international crime, restorative justice, criminological theory, antiracist & decolonised teaching, maritime piracy, and terrorism. In addition, she is working on developing a restorative justice technology platform.

She has also created a comprehensive contemporary maritime piracy database, the Contemporary Maritime Piracy Database (CMPD) (1991-2018). The data is available here

Contemporary Maritime Piracy Database

Prior to joining academia, Dr. Twyman-Ghoshal worked for the International Maritime Bureau in London investigating international shipping, trade, and finance fraud. As a third culture adult, she is fluent in English, German, Polish, French and conversational Bengali.