Meropi Tzanetakis, Lecturer in Digital Criminology, has been awarded the prestigious Elise Richter Grant by the Austrian Science Fund.Photo-by-Elena-Azzalini-9812
Meropi Tzanetakis is Lecturer in Digital Criminology and has been awarded the prestigious Elise Richter Grant by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). Meropi was selected from a competitive pool of applicants to undertake a four-year research project on the socio-technical embeddedness of digital drug markets.
The grant, named after the first woman to hold a university teaching position in Austria, is awarded to outstanding young scientists who have demonstrated exceptional research potential. Meropi was selected from a competitive pool of applicants to undertake a four-year research project on the socio-technical embeddedness of digital drug markets.
Meropi, who received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Vienna in Austria, is a Lecturer in Digital Criminology at the University of Manchester. Her work aims to shed light on how the digital revolution has been changing the selling and buying of illicit drugs through increased convenience and encryption.
Prior to joining the UoM in 2022, Meropi help teaching and research positions at the University of Innsbruck (AT), the University of Vienna (AT), the University of Essex (UK), the University of Oslo (NO), the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin (DE), the Freie Universität Berlin (DE) and the Vienna Centre for Societal Security (AT).
Meropi expressed her gratitude in receiving this grant, stating that it will provide her with the resources and support she needs to delve deeper into her research. She believes that this grant will enable her to make significant contributions to the field of illicit online markets.
The Elise Richter Grant is one of the most prestigious awards for young scientists in Austria, and Tzanetakis’ achievement reflects the exceptional quality of her research.
View Meropi’s academic profile to find out more information about her research.