Growing up in Tuscany, Maria made red wine yearly with her grandpa. Ironically, she now associates it with the smell of fermenting grapes and does not enjoy drinking it.
Italian (native), Spanish (intermediate), and a little Russian
Maria Giuditta Borselli is an analyst for the Organized Crime & Corruption Program. Prior to joining C4ADS, Maria co-authored a book chapter on the recent expansion of the Italian mafia and one on civil war onset and the future of civil war studies.
Maria earned her M.A. in Security Studies at Georgetown University and her B.A. in International Affairs at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. She is currently working on her PhD in Justice, Law, and Criminology at American University. Her primary research interests include transnational organized crime, terrorism, and political violence.
In her free time, Maria loves getting lost in novels, discovering new restaurants, and dog sitting (in the hope of someday getting a dog of her own).