Christiana Gregoriou, (BA Lancaster, MA and PhD Nottingham, PGCLTHE Leeds), is an Associate Professor in English Language at Leeds University’s School of English. She is a specialist in crime fiction stylistics, previously ran and currently sits in the steering committee of the Crime Studies Network, and served as PI of the 2016-17 AHRC/ESRC-funded project on the representation of transnational human trafficking in news media, true crime, and fiction.
Most notable are her three monographs (Crime Fiction Migration: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media. 2017; Language, Ideology and Identity in Serial Killer Narratives. 2011; Deviance in Contemporary Crime Fiction. 2007), and her edited collections (Constructing Crime: Discourse and Cultural Representations of Crime and ‘Deviance. 2012; Language and Literature journal ‘Investigating Contemporary Crime Writing’ special edition 21(3). 2012).