Diāna Bērziņa


Diāna is a Researcher on the project ‘Trafficking Transformations: Objects as Agents in Transnational Criminal Networks’ based in the department of Criminal Law and Criminology at Maastricht University.

Diāna studied Archaeology and History at the University of Aberdeen. In 2018 Diāna graduated with MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Glasgow. Her research focused on the ways how the digital world and digital communications are used to legitimise art crime and antiquities trafficking. She was awarded The University of Glasgow’s Criminology Masters Prize and Harriet Martineau Prize for outstanding educational achievements.


Diāna’s research interests are:

  • Antiquities Trafficking
  • Inequalities Research
  • White Collar Crime
  • Technology and Digital Social Capital
  • Digital Communications and Contested Illegality