Associate Professor, Researcher
Visiting address: Drottning Kristinas väg 30
Telephone: +46 8 790 86 25
Vania Ceccato is Associate Professor with a focus on Urban Safety at CEFIN, the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. Her research interests are the geography of crime, safety and gender, quantitative methods and spatial data analysis. She has conducted research on spatial patterns of crime in Scandinavia, Brazil, UK and the Baltic countries, particularly on the relation between crime and socio-economic neighborhood dynamics and land use characteristics. Her current research projects deal with hedonic modeling and safety, adoption of household safety measures, places of outdoor rape, crime and fear of crime in transport nodes and safety in Swedish rural areas. She has published in international journals, mostly in Geography, Criminology and Urban Planning. She is the editor of the book
She is a peer reviewer for Urban Studies; Cities; Crime, Law and Social Change; Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency; Environment and planning A; Environment and Planning B; Gender, culture and place; Urban Geography, The professional Geographer; Papers in Regional Science; Review of European Studies, Population Research and Policy Review; International Journal of Social Welfare; Geographical Analysis; Scottish Geographical Journal, Italian Journal of Regional Science. She was the editor assistant of the journal of Regional Science Association from 1996 to 1998. Vania is an Associate editor of the journal Review of European Studies published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education since March 2012. She reviews grants for the Research Councils in Sweden and USA (The National Science Foundation - NSF) and Österreichischer Wissenschaftsfonds (FWF).
Vania was post-doctoral candidate at University of Cambridge, Institute of Criminology and Department of Geography between 2002 and 2006. She was awarded a doctorate degree at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm in 2001 and while a PhD candidate, she was a visiting research fellow at IIASA, Austria (The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis), and at the University of Sheffield, UK in 1999.
In Sweden, Vania has been recipient of funding as main applicant from FORMAS (2007, 2009 and 2010), Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (2004), Trafikverket (2011), SIDA (2005), Marie Curie Fellow mobility scheme (2002-2004), STINT Post-doctoral (2004-2005), Stiftelserna (2011), Den goda staden – Riksbyggens fond (1998), FRN (1999), Lars Lundberg stipendie stiftelse (1996). In Brazil, she was awarded both master and graduation scholarships by CNPq and Fapesp (1988-1998, 1991-1994).