Staff Profile

  • Dr Dan Petrosian is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Northampton and an Associate Lecturer in Criminology at The Open University. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

    He has formerly taught at the University of Westminster and Croydon University Centre. He has also worked with Convict Criminology UK in London and the Crown Prosecution Service in Hertfordshire.


    • PhD: University of Westminster (Pending)
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE): University of Westminster
    • MA (Res) in Criminology: University of Kent
    • BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice: University of Westminster
  • In the 2022/23 academic year, Dan is teaching on the following modules:

    • CRI1002: Crime and Society (Module Leader)
    • CRI2001: Crime and Justice
    • CRI2002: Outsiders
    • CRI2003: Doing Research in Criminology (Module Leader)
    • CRI3001: Crime and Punishment
    • CRI4003: Criminology Dissertation (Supervision)
  • Dan is a critical criminologist and anti-racism activist. He is a member of the Convict Criminology Research Group at the University of Westminster and the Harm & Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC) at The Open University.

    Dan’s main fields of research and supervisory interest are in crime and social harm, (social) media and crime, crime and racial (in)justice, qualitative frame analysis, progressive social movements, and video activism.

    He completed his PhD at the University of Westminster in 2022 titled:

    “Anti-Racist Video Activism: Framing and production of new knowledges that challenge the post-truth hegemonic project”.