Anneke Koning is working as a PhD candidate at the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology at Leiden University.
She graduated summa cum laude in social sciences at University College Utrecht and completed her master’s degree (M.Phil.) in criminological research at the University of Cambridge. She subsequently worked in policy at the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice, in human rights diplomacy at the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the United Nations in Geneva, and lectured at Leiden Law School before the start of her PhD.
Anneke Koning conducts her doctoral research project on measures to combat transnational child sexual abuse, tentatively entitled 'Child sex tourism: A systematic examination of responses against a global problem’. The research is funded by a Research Talent Award from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Her broader research interests include sexual violence against children, human trafficking, transnational and cybercrime, and safety policy.