Comba, Antonella

University of Buenos Aires


Antonella Comba has a degree in Sociology, is Professor in Sociology and recently completed her  Ph.D. in Social Sciences -program oriented to crime and social control- in the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Her studies have been oriented to study, from a social sciences perspective, white collar crimes, economic crimes, and rural criminology. Currently, her research is divided into two areas of focus: a) the study on the configuration of economic crimes in rural areas in Argentina. The research is oriented to analyze techniques of justification and rationalization of tax evasion, as well as tax evasion and laundering maneuvers; b) the study of the links between economic crimes and the exploitation of feminized bodies. Here, research is oriented to discover how the money earned illegally by prostitution and trafficking networks -were usually women are exploited- is later laundered in great banks were the earning is appropriated generally by men.

She also works at an NGO specialized in Economic Crimes in Argentina and teaches several graduate and postgraduate courses on the subject of Criminology and Criminal Markets.

She loves pasta, chocolate and doing sports, especially football and tennis!