Ph.D., Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland
M.A., Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland
B.A. (Suma Cum Laude), Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland
Dr. Michelle Fabiani is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of New Haven. She is an interdisciplinary scholar that studies patterns of behavior in international and transnational crime with a focus on cultural heritage and cultural property crimes. In her largest project to date, Dr. Fabiani combined criminological theory as a framework for examining how contextual factors influence the beginning of the illicit antiquities supply chain - archaeological looting. It proposes a methodology for understanding which sites are most likely to be looted and in which contexts using spatiotemporal data from Lower Egypt in 2015 to 2017. Her current work focuses on developing the tools, methods, and data to mitigate and prevent crime as a means of capacity building. Dr. Fabiani’s research findings have been published in Global Crime, Arts, and Collections: A Journal for Museum Professionals, among others.
She is the co-director of the Cultural Resilience Informatics and Analysis (CURIA) Lab and a co-organizer of the Transatlantic Cultural Property Crime Symposium and editor of the conference proceedings.
Websites: michellefabiani.com ; curialab.org.
Fabiani, Michelle and Donna Yates. [under review]. Looted Antiquities and Lost Connections:
Reconstructing the Development of the Pre-Columbian Art Market through the Stendahl Gallery Archive and Social Network Analysis. Getty Journal.
Greenland, Fiona and Michelle Fabiani. [forthcoming]. The Hallmarks of Effective Crisis Science.
Fabiani, Michelle and Brandon Behlendorf. (2020). Cumulative Disruptions: Interdependency and Commitment Escalation as Mechanisms of Illicit Network Failure. Global Crime.
Fabiani, Michelle. (2018). Disentangling Strategic and Opportunistic Looting: The Relationship between Antiquities Looting and Armed Conflict in Egypt. Arts 7(2): 22-48.
D’Ippolito, Michelle. (2012). Discrepancies in Data: The Role of Museums in the Illegal Antiquities Market. Collections A Journal for Museum and Archive Professionals Dec: 236.
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Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters
Marrone, James and Michelle Fabiani. [Forthcoming]. Transiting Through the Antiquities Market: A Social Network Analysis of Antiquities Auctions. In D. Yates and N. Oosterman. Crime and Art: Sociological and criminological perspectives of crimes in the art world.
Fabiani, Michelle. [Forthcoming]. Offender motivations and expectations of data in antiquities looting. In D. Yates and N. Oosterman. Crime and Art: Sociological and criminological perspectives of crimes in the art world.
D’Ippolito, Michelle. (2014). New Methods of Mapping: The Application of Social Network Analysis to the Illegal Trade in Antiquities. In W. Kennedy, N. Agarwal, & S.J. Yang (eds.). Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction. Vol. 8393: 253-260. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-05579-4_31
D’Ippolito, Michelle. (2014). Failure Points in Smuggling Networks: A Case Study of the Sister Ping Network. College Park, MD: START
Michelle D’Ippolito (2011). Case Study of the Illegal Antiquities Market. In M. D’Ippolito, P. Reuter, G. Sanchez, and D. Rico. Transnational Criminal Organizations, Terrorism and Radiological/Nuclear Smuggling: Exploring a Potential Nexus in Central America: Related Trafficking Activities Case Studies, College Park, MD, START.