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Dr Nathan Stephens-Griffin

Senior Lecturer

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

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Critical Animal Studies

Green Criminology

Environmentalism, Animal Advocacy and Social Ecology

Criminalisation and Policing of Protest

Biographical and Visual Research Methods

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • ‘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
  • "It Often Feels Like You Are Talking To A Wall”: Police and Private Security Responses To The Protect Pont Valley Campaign Against Opencast Coal Extraction, Stephens-Griffin, N., Lampkin, J., Wyatt, T., Stephenson, C. 1 Jun 2021, In: Critical Criminology
  • Mediating a Global Capitalist, Speciesist Moral Vacuum: How Two Escaped Pigs disrupted Dyson Appliances’ State of Nature, David, M., Stephens-Griffin, N. 27 Jan 2021, In: Journal for Critical Animal Studies
  • #Notallcops: Exploring ‘Rotten Apple’ Narratives In Media Reporting Of Lush’s 2018 ‘Spycops’ Undercover Policing Campaign, Stephens-Griffin, N. 1 Dec 2020, In: International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy
  • "This Has Become Our Politics": A Comic About Researching The Impact of #Spycops, Stephens-Griffin, N. 6 May 2020
  • A Millennial Methodology? Autoethnographic Research in Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Punk and Activist Communities, Stephens-Griffin, N., Griffin, N. 26 Sep 2019, In: Forum: Qualitative Social Research
  • Comics and Visual Biography: Sequential Art in Social Research, Stephens-Griffin, N. 25 Nov 2019, In: Visual Studies
  • Understanding Veganism: Biography and Identity, Stephens-Griffin, N. 2017

PGR Supervision

Lynne Graham 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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