Vanessa Iafolla

Lecturer

PhD (Toronto)

MA (Toronto)

BA Honours (Toronto)

Member of TSAS

Research and teaching areas

Research areas:

  • Terrorism
  • Terrorist financing
  • Money laundering
  • Regulation
  • Financial crime
  • Risk
  • Policing
  • Globalization

Teaching areas:

  • Criminology
  • Law and society
  • Financial crime
  • Neoliberalism
  • Regulation

Current research

My research interests centre broadly on the intersections of law, money, risk, and security. I am interested in how institutional and individuals manage the risks they encounter in different financial contexts, including retail banking, real estate, and kinship caregiving.

I am currently a co-investigator on a TSAS grant with Dr. Sandra Bucerius, investigating the engagement of real estate agents with Canadian counter-terrorist financing legislation in British Columbia and Alberta. This project engages with literatures on the sociology of risk and economic sociology.  I am also working on a book that examines the creation and implementation of Canada’s anti-money laundering and counterterrorist financing complex. 

Publications

  • 2012. Policing Terrorist Financing: Identifying and Reporting Suspicious Financial Transactions. Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Research 3(1): 62-87.

Research grants

2016-2017. An Exploration of the Reporting of Suspected Terrorist Financing in Real Estate Transactions in Western Canada. Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society. Co-Investigator, with Sandra Bucerius (University of Alberta).

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo
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