Vanessa Iafolla

Junior Affiliate (Postdoc)

Vanessa Iafolla is a Lecturer at the University of Waterloo, Department of Sociology and Legal Studies. Vanessa’s research interests centre broadly on the intersections of law, money, risk, and security. She is interested in how institutional and individuals manage the risks they encounter in different economic and financial contexts.
She is currently a co-investigator on a TSAS grant with Dr. Lorne Dawson investigating the engagement of real estate agents with Canadian counter-terrorist financing legislation in major urban centres in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario. She has published and presented research regarding institutional risk management practices in banking that centre on money laundering and terrorist financing detection.


Reporting Suspicion in Canada: Insights from the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing
Published in 2017 • TSAS WP17-04
Anthony Amicelle and Vanessa Iafolla

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