Sophie is a Researcher for the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI), and works on projects with Prof Lasslett for UzInvestigates, and Papua New Guinea Investigates. She is also the Assistant Editor of State Crime Journal. Prior to working with ISCI, she had spent five years as a care worker, working with adults and children with disabilities. Sophie studied UCL’s MSc in Politics, Violence and Crime (Anthropology) and was awarded a distinction grade, and a place on the Dean’s List, 2021. She has also been accepted onto UCL’s PhD programme to study conspiracy theories. Her research interests include: reputation laundering, state-corporate crime, grand corruption and kleptocracy, state crime, genocide, conspiracy theories, and ambiguous language.