Research Profile

  • 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 Advance HE (FHEA).

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

    • PhD in Sociology: 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
    • CRI1002: Crime and Society
    • CRI2007: Policing and Crime Control
  • 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.

    Currently, Dan is writing a PhD thesis at the University of Westminster titled:

    “The UK Anti-Racist Movement: How video activism is used to frame immigration and open opportunities for the production of new, counterhegemonic, knowledge”