Alette Smeulers (1967, Luxemburg) is professor in international criminology at  the universities of Tilburg and Groningen. She studied political science at the Free University in Brussels (VUB) and the Lancashire Polytechnic in Preston (United Kingdom). In 2003 she received her PhD in international criminal law after successfully defending her PhD-thesis on extradition and human rights at Maastricht University. She worked at Maastricht University for 11 years first as a PhD candidate, then as a lecturer in criminal law and as off 2001 as assistant professor in international criminal law. From 2006-2011 she worked at VU University Amsterdam where she initiated and set up the master in International Crimes and Criminology and the Amsterdam Centre of Interdisciplinary Research on International Crimes and Security (ACIC). In 2011 she was appointed professor in international criminology at Tilburg University and since 2012 she has been a research fellow at Intervict. She regularly publishes in national and international peer-reviewed journals and has published a number of books. She gave many presentations and guest lectures in the Netherlands and abroad. She has given guest lectures at the universities of  Utrecht, Leiden, Maastricht, Brussels, Leuven, Liege, Cape Town, Berlin, Leeds and in Venice and presentations in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Buenos Aires, Cracow, Sarajevo, Bologna, Rome, Turin, Siena, Stockholm, London, Edinburg, Tubingen and Brussels. She was a visiting fellow and visiting professor at the Max Planck Institute in Freiburg, the American University in Washington, Wayne State University in Detroit, Cape Town University in South Africa and the University of Liège. She is an internationally recognized expert on international crimes and one of the founders of the criminology of international crimes. She has set up an international research network on international crimes and criminology of which more than 220 scholars and professionals from over 20 countries are a member: 


Alette Smeulers