Vania Ceccato is Associate Professor (Docent) at Housing and Safety Research Group, URS, Department of Urban Planning and Environment, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. She is interested in 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 safety as a commodity and a public good, places of outdoor rape, crime and fear of crime in Stockholm’s underground stations and safety in Swedish rural areas. She has published in international journals, mostly in Geography and Criminology. Ceccato is the author of “Moving Safely, Crime and perceived safety in Stockholm's subways stations” (2013) and the editor of the book “The urban fabric of crime and fear” (2012). Ceccato administrates the user email list "TCR-Network, Transit Crime Research Network" which is an open forum for discussions of research on crime and safety in transportation environments. She is also member of the genderSTE which is an EU initiative that aims at better integrating the gender dimensions in science and technology.