Donna Yates

Donna Yates is an archaeologist by training but is now an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology at Maastricht University. Her research is focused on the looting, trafficking, and illicit sale of cultural objects and she has published extensively on this topic. She is a founding member of the Trafficking Culture research consortium, which conducts evidenced based research on the transnational illicit trade in antiquities. Her current project, funded by the European Research Council, focuses on the criminal networks that grow around collectable antiquities, wildlife, and fossils. She blogs at Property of an Anonymous Swiss Collector.

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