Dr Donna Yates, Ph.D. (D.E.)

Dr Donna Yates is an Associate Professor in the department of Criminal Law and Criminology at Maastricht University. Her research is focused on the transnational illicit trade in cultural objects, art and heritage crime, and white collar crime.

Yates has recently been awarded a € 1.5 million European Research Council starting grant to study how objects influence criminal networks, with a particular focus on objects such as antiquities, fossils, and rare and collectible wildlife. She's interested in what draws people to these “criminogenic collectibles”, how they interact with them, and how these objects may inspire crimes.

Yates' digital projects include: