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Dr Nathan Stephens-Griffin

Assistant Professor

Department: Social Sciences

Nathan started as a Lecturer at Northumbria University in September 2018. His research interests include animal advocacy, environmentalism, and other forms of political activism, with a particular interest in the criminalisation of political protest. He is also interested in biographical, visual and graphic narrative approaches to social research.

 Before joining Northumbria, Nathan worked as a Teaching Fellow in Criminology in the Department of Sociology at Durham University, and as a Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology at Teesside University. Nathan completed his PhD at Durham University in 2015. In 2017 he published a monograph based on his PhD research, entitled ‘Understanding Veganism: Biography and Identity’. 

 

 

Nathan Stephens-Griffin

Critical Animal Studies

Green Criminology

Environmentalism, Animal Advocacy and Social Ecology

Criminalisation and Policing of Protest

Biographical and Visual Research Methods

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Policing Ecocide, Brock, A., Stephens-Griffin, N. Mar 2024, Towards Anti-Policing, Lanham, US, Lexington Books
  • Biting Back: A Green-Cultural Criminology of Animal Liberation Struggle as Constructed Through Online Communiqués, Stephens-Griffin, N. 1 Jun 2023, In: Crime, Media, Culture
  • Embracing ‘Abolition Ecology’: A Green Criminological Rejoinder, Stephens-Griffin, N. 1 Jun 2023, In: Critical Criminology
  • ‘Go Home, Get a Job, and Pay Some Taxes to Replace a Bit of What You’ve Wasted’: Stigma Power and Solidarity in Response to Anti-Open-Cast Mining Activism in the Coalfields of Rural County Durham, UK, Brock, A., Stephenson, C., Stephens-Griffin, N., Wyatt, T. 1 Jun 2023, In: Sociological Research Online
  • “It’s Just Totally Lawless Out Here”: A rural green criminological exploration of foxhunting, policing, and ‘regulatory capture’, Graham, L., Wyatt, T., Stephens-Griffin, N. 8 Jul 2022, In: Criminological Encounters
  • 'Nothing Has Changed...': A report from a survey of political activists targeted by undercover police in the UK., Stephens-Griffin, N. 13 Jun 2022
  • Policing Environmental Injustice, Brock, A., Stephens-Griffin, N. 7 Dec 2022, In: IDS Bulletin
  • Spies, Lies, and Empty Cages: Intimate State-Surveillance, Carceral Capitalism, and Social Ecology, Stephens-Griffin, N., Griffin, N. 21 Feb 2022, Vegan Entanglements, Brooklyn, US, Lantern Publishing
  • Beyond Meat?: Taking Violence Against Non-human Animals Seriously as a Form of Social Harm, Stephens-Griffin, N., Griffin, N. 9 Sep 2021, The Palgrave Handbook of Social Harm, Cham, Switzerland, Palgrave Macmillan
  • ‘Everyone was questioning everything’: understanding the derailing impact of undercover policing on the lives of UK environmentalists., Stephens-Griffin, N. 4 Jul 2021, In: Social Movement Studies

Lynne Graham No Justice, Just Us: A qualitative, mixed methods, ethnographic study of organised fox-hunting and anti-hunt activism in England and Wales Start Date: 01/10/2019


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