ESR12 Sophie Litvak 


Sophie Litvak is a PhD candidate at the university of Helsinki, Finland. She obtained her master’s degree in international Criminology from the university of Hamburg, Germany. In her master’s thesis, she examined via an online factorial survey the intention of individuals to break a rule when presented with the opportunity. The results of this paper were later presented in the European Society of Criminology conference. During her masters, Sophie worked in an experimental lab for economic experiments, where she took the role of the laboratory assistant and later on, as the examiner. Throughout her masters, Sophie also worked as a research assistant at the faculty of Criminology, focusing on counterterrorism politics, situational awareness and material translation. She holds a BA in Sociology and Law from the University of Hamburg, Germany. Sophie is honoured and excited to be a part of a Network that aims to understand and combat the spread of hate across Europe.