Senior Lecturer in English, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Dr Dimitra Fimi is a Senior Lecturer in English at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Her monograph Tolkien, Race and Cultural History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) won the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Inklings Studies and she co-edited the critical edition of Tolkien’s A Secret Vice (HarperCollins, 2016) which won the Tolkien Society Award for Best Book. She lectures on Tolkien, fantasy, children’s literature and medievalism. Her latest monograph, Celtic Myth in Contemporary Children’s Fantasy, appeared from Palgrave Macmillan in 2017 and was named runner-up for the Katharine Briggs Folklore Award. Other recent work includes chapters in A Companion to J.R.R. Tolkien (Blackwell, 2014), and Revisiting Imaginary Worlds: An Subcreation Studies Anthology (Routledge, 2016). She has contributed articles for the TLS and The Conversation, and appears regularly on BBC Radio Wales.


  • –present
    Lecturer in English, Cardiff Metropolitan University