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Last Name First Name Affiliation Email Focus
Akers-Jordan Cathy University of Michigan-Flint cakers _at_
Ascari Maurizio University of Bologna maurizio.ascari_at_
crime fiction, crime criticism, pyschological thriller
Atkinson Carly University of Ottawa catki011_at_
Canadian cozy mysteries, British Golden Age detective fiction, geocriticism, spatiality, setting
Avery Cathrine Independent scholar currently 1cmavery_at_
hard-boiled, gender, the body, place, violence
Babych Bogdan University of Leeds bogdan.babych_at_
computational linguistics for defence and security applications
Barker Deborah University of MIssissippi dbarker_at_
Barone Linda University of Salerno lbarone_at_
stylistics, creative writing, multimodality
Basu Srimati University of Kentucky srimati.basu_at_
legal anthropology, detectives and kinship and seuality
Battaglia Diana University College Dublin diana.battaglia_at_
Cuban crime fiction; Contemporary Hispanic crime fiction; Neopolicial; Representation of space in Spanish and Latin American detective stories/films. Crime fiction, cultural identity and memory; Representations of gender/sexual/group/national identity in contemporary crime narratives.
Beasley Carolyn Swinburne University cbeasley_at_
crime fiction and social change
Bentham Abby University of Salford
Bianchi Diana
Bright Brittain Goldsmiths, University of London brittainbright_at_
Golden Age, space and place, narration, intertextulity
Calanchi Alessandra University of Urbino, Italy
Cho Soohyun Michigan State University gochos88_at_
Crime Fiction, Cognitive Approaches to Fiction, Disability Studies, Digital Humanities, Popular Culture Studies
Chyan Chin-jau Tamkang University cjchyan_at_
Cobley Paul Middlesex University p.cobley_at_
Colbran Marianne LSE m.p.colbran_at_
Colebrook Martyn Independent Scholar
Collins Jacky Independent scholar jacky.collinsnoir_at_
Crime fiction in translation, Nordic Noir, gender/sexuality
Czubaj Mariusz
Univeristy SWPS, Warsaw, Poland
Dechêne Antoine Independent scholar antoinedechene_at_
Metacognitive mystery tale, TV series, storyworlds, glocalization
Douthwaite John University of Genoa j.douthw_at_
stylistics, crime fiction, Alterity
Effron Malcah MIT meffron_at_
English Elizabeth Cardiff Metropolitan University eenglish_at_
Golden Age crime fiction, gender and sexuality in crime
Evans Mary Anna U of Oklahoma
Gregoriou Christiana Leeds c.gregoriou_at_
Grydehøj Anne University College London a.grydehoej_at_
Scandinavian and French crime fiction, gender, identity, crime and the state
Harrington Ellen University of South Alabama eharrington_at_
19c crime and detective fiction and adaptations, gender and crime
Jeffrey Evie Newcastle University e.jeffrey2_at_
Golden Age crime fiction, thing theory, objects
Johnston Paul Liverpool Hope University johnstp_at_
Kaufman Natalie University of South Carolina lawk_at_ Gender in Crime Fiction
Kenley Nicole Baylor University nicole_kenley_at_
detective fiction and globalization, technology
Khorikian Anousch University of Hull a.l.khorikian_at_
television crime series, gender/sexuality, British culture
Kimyongur Angela University of Hull, Independent scholar from 30 July akimyongur31_at_
French crime fiction, history, memory
King Stewart Monash University stewart.king_at_
world crime fiction, crime fiction from Spain, national & cultural identities, Catalan crime fiction, Agatha Christie, crime fiction and place, crime fiction and history
Laity K. A. College of Saint Rose laityk_at_
noir, neo-noir, grfiters, Hughes/Holding/Highsmith
Ledford-Miller Linda University of Scranton, emerita
Linder Daniel University of Salamanca dlinder_at_
American and Iberian Crime Fiction, Specialized Language In Literature,Literary Translation and Adaptation
Maltz Hernán University of Buenos Aires / CONICET hermaltz_at_
Argentinian Crime Fiction and Sociology of Literature
Mannion Elizabeth Baruch College eemannion_at_ Irish crime writing
Martin Rebecca Pace University, emerita doc.rmartin_at_
hardboiled fiction, gender and crime, film noir
Maury Cristelle Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès cristelle.maury_at_
Film studies, classical film noir, neo-noir, contemporary noir in Hollywood and independent productions
Miller Jacqui Liverpool Hope University millerj_at_
Mills Rebecca Bournemouth University rmills_at_
Golden Age, Noir, space & mobility
Myrogiannis Stratos Hellenic Open University efstratios.myrogiannis_at_
crime fiction, literary theory, national identities
Naidu Sam Rhodes University s.naidu_at_
South African crime fiction; transnational crime fiction; abject and violated bodies
Obradó Eduardo University of Cantabria obradoe_at_ space & crime fiction
Onatade Ayo Independent Scholar ayoonatade_at_
Palatinus David Levente University of Ruzomberok dlpalatinus_at_
digital media and cultural studies, television, posthumanism, anthropocene studies
Parsons Joanne Ella Falmouth University jo.parsons_at_
masculinities, gender, Sensation fiction, Wilkie Collins
Peacock James Keele University j.h.peacock_at_
Pezzotti Barbara Monash University barbara_at_
Mediterranean crime fiction, Italian crime fiction, new zeland crime fiction, crime ficiton and place, crime ficiton and history
Phelps Catherine Cardiff University cadiapwilliam_at_
Welsh crime fiction written in English, gender and crime, postcolonial crime fiction
Piipponen Maarit Tampere University maarit.piipponen_at_ Crime, space and mobility, spy narratives
Platten David University of Leeds d.p.platten_at_
Crime fiction in France, world crime fiction, true crime, film and TV adaptations
Plummer Patricia University of Duisburg-Essen patricia.plummer_at_
feminist crime fiction; Indigenous crime fiction; Noir; TV series
Polyzoidou Vagia University of Nicosia vayapol_at_
Law and Literature, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure in Literature
Quraishi Muzammil University of Salford m.quraishi_at_
Ras Ilse Leiden University i.a.ras_at_
Criminology; critical discourse analysis; crime news
Renata Zsamba Eszterhazy Karoly University, Hungary zsamba.renata_at_
Golden Age, feminist hard-boiled, socialist crime fiction, amnesia thrillers
Russell Patrick University of Connecticut patrick.k.russell_at_
hardboiled fiction, noir, neoliberalism, nationalism
Sandberg Eric City University of Hong Kong eric.sandberg_at_
Golden Age, Hardboiled, Crime in literary fiction
Sargeant Rachel University of Birmingham RXS1046_at_
psychological and literary thrillers, trauma memoirs, creative freedom
Schmid David University_at_ Buffalo
Schwan Anne Edinburgh Napier University a.schwan_at_
critical prison studies; gender, crime and imprisonment; university-prison partnerships
Seago Karen City, University of London – retired karen.d.seago_at_
translation of crime fiction, crime fiction in translation
Spruce Hannah University of Leicester hs382_at_
21st century crime fiction, true crime, sex crime, serial murder
Stewart Rebecca Independent scholar Rgstewart79_at_
Golden age, psychoanalytical theories, autobiografiction
Stolarek Joanna Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities
French and American postmodern crime fiction, aesthetics in detective fiction, metaphysical detective story
Sulis Gigliola University of Leeds g.sulis_at_
Italian crime fiction; regional schools of noir; noir and the city; the detective
Tabbert Ulrike University of Huddersfield, UK ulritab_at_
linguistics, criminology, law
Uxo Carlos Monash University carlos.uxo_at_
Cuban crime fiction (including TV series)
Viezzi Maurizio University of Trieste mviezzi_at_
crime fiction titles and translation
Walsh Sara Indiana University Southeast smwalsh_at_ Law, Space, Pop culture
Ward Tony Northumbria University tony.ward_at_
Law & Lit; CJ history; criminal evidence
Wiltse Ed Nazareth College ewiltse6_at_
crime fiction, critical prison studies, higher education in prison