Annette Hübschle is a senior researcher and postdoctoral fellow with the Institute for Safety Governance and Criminology at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
Annette holds a PhD in Economic Sociology from the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy and the University of Cologne and a Masters of Philosophy in Criminology from the University of Cape Town. Her doctoral research, titled A Game of Horns: Transnational flows of Rhino Horn looks into the illegal market in rhino horn.
Her research focuses on the governance of safety and security with a specific focus on illegal wildlife economies and environmental futures, as well as the interface between licit and illicit economies, and environmental and social justice.
Before joining UCT, Annette was a doctoral researcher in the Illegal Markets research group at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Germany. In the past, Annette worked as a senior researcher for the former Cape Town office of the Institute for Security Studies, a pan-African applied policy institute. She led and conducted research into organized crime and terrorism in Africa. Until recently she was a senior research advisor to the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime.
Annette has worked as a researcher, consultant, and practitioner on a variety of organized crime, environmental security and broader African security issues.
Hubschle, A. 2017. "On the Record: Interview with Major General Johan Jooste (Retired), South African National Parks, Head of Special Projects." South African Crime Quarterly 60, no. June (2017): 61-68.
Hubschle, A. 2017. “Organized environmental crimes: Trends, theory, impact and responses,” South African Crime Quarterly, http://journals.assaf.org.za/sacq/article/view/2770/2602 (with Andrew Faull)
Hubschle, A. 2017. “Contested illegality: Processing the trade prohibition of rhino horn”, chapter in Beckert, J. and Dewey, M. (eds) The Architecture of Illegal Markets, Oxford University Press (August 2017)
Hübschle, A. 2017. Economy of Rhino Poaching: Of Economic Freedom Fighters, Professional Hunters and Marginalised Local People. Current Sociology. 65 (3): 427 - 447.
Hübschle, A. 2016. Wildlife Crime: Why Do Local Communities Poach? Analyzing Organized Crime Blog, (published online May 23). Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-002C-1A01-4
Hübschle, A. 2015. Sociology and opportunities for organised crime research. Economic Sociology: The European Newsletter, Vol. 16, No. 3, July 2015.
Hübschle, A. 2014. Of Bogus Hunters, Queenpins and Mules: The Varied Roles of Women in Transnational Organized Crime in Southern Africa. Trends in Organized Crime, 17, 1–2, 2014.
Hubschle, A. 2012. Organized crime and law enforcement in Southern Africa: The challenges confronting research. SADC Law Journal, Vol. 2, Issue 2, October 2012. (co-authored with Elrena van der Spuy)
Hubschle, A. 2011. From Theory to Practice: Exploring the Organised Crime-Terror in Nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa. Perspectives on Terrorism, Vol. 5, No. 3-4, 2011. pp 81-95.
Hubschle, A. 2010. Organised Crime in Southern Africa: First Annual Review, ISS Special Report, 2010.