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Nathan Stephens-Griffin

Nathan Stephens Griffin is a senior lecturer at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK. He works across the disciplines of sociology, criminology and critical animal studies. His most recent research focuses on state/corporate repression of social movements, particularly the undercover policing of ecological protest. He is also interested in biographical, visual, and graphic narrative approaches to social research. He is the author of ‘Understanding Veganism: Biography and Identity‘ which was published by Palgrave in 2017.


  • 2018–present
    Senior lecturer, Northumbria University
  • 2017–2018
    Teaching Fellow, Durham University
  • 2015–2017
    Lecturer, Teesside University


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


  • 2017
    Understanding Veganism: Biography and Identity, Palgrave Pivot