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Nathan Stephens-Griffin

Lecturer in Criminology, Northumbria University, Newcastle

Dr Nathan Stephens-Griffin started as a Lecturer in Criminology at Northumbria University in September 2018. His research interests include political activism, environmentalism and animal rights advocacy, criminalisation of protest, and the use of biographical and visual research methods, in particular comics. He is currently undertaking research on the impact of Undercover Policing in the UK Environmentalist movement. He is the author of 'Understanding Veganism: Biography and Identity' (Palgrave, 2017).


  • –present
    Lecturer in Criminology, Northumbria University, Newcastle
  • 2017–2018
    Teaching Fellow, Durham University, Durham
  • 2015–2017
    Lecturer, Teesside University, Middlesbrough


  • 2015 
    Durham University, PhD/Sociology
  • 2010 
    Durham University, MA Social Research Methods (Sociology)


  • 2017
    Understanding Veganism: Biography and Identity, Palgrave Pivot