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Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Edge Hill University

Rafe McGregor is a critical theorist lecturing criminology at Edge Hill University. His research explores the impact of theories of culture on the actualisation of social justice. He works at the intersection of critical criminology, philosophical aesthetics, and literary studies, focusing on the provision of aetiological knowledge of harm by narrative representations, including short stories, novellas, novels, graphic novels, autobiographies, biographies, histories, feature films, and television series.


  • 2018–present
    Senior Lecturer, Edge Hill University
  • 2017–2018
    Lecturer, Leeds Trinity University
  • 2011–2017
    Associate Lecturer, University of York


  • 2015 
    University of York, PhD/Philosophy


  • 2021
    A Criminology of Narrative Fiction, Bristol University Press
  • 2018
    Narrative Justice, Rowman & Littlefield International
  • 2017
    The Adventures of Roderick Langham, Theaker's Paperback Library
  • 2016
    The Value of Literature, Rowman & Littlefield International

Professional Memberships

  • Advance HE (Fellow)
  • Critical Criminology: An International Journal (Editorial Board)
  • Crime Writers' Association (Member)
  • British Society of Aesthetics (Trustee)
  • British Society of Criminology (Member)