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Dimitris Akrivos

Lecturer in Criminology, University of Surrey

Dr. Dimitris Akrivos joined the University of Surrey as a Lecturer in Criminology. His research interests lie mainly at the intersection between criminology, law and cultural studies with a particular focus on violent crime, sexual deviance and mental health (as well as their representations in news and fictional media). His current research looks at the social harm associated with stereotypical gender portrayals in advertising, the press and other popular media. He is the lead editor of Crime, Deviance and Popular Culture: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). Dimitris completed his PhD in Criminology at City University London in 2015. He also holds an MA in Criminology (City University London), an MA in Crime Fiction (University of East Anglia) and a Degree in Law (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). He has previously lectured at the University of Essex, Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Bedfordshire. He was involved as a data researcher in the Reading the Riots project developed by The Guardian and the London School of Economics. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Criminology , University of Surrey


  • 2015 
    City University London, PhD