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School of Applied Social Sciences

SASS Staff

Mr Nathan Stephens Griffin, BA (Dunelm- Politics), MA (Dunelm - Social Research Methods: Sociology)

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Academic Interests

  • Critical Animal Studies
  • Queer Theory
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Feminism
  • Post-Structuralism
  • Intersectionality
  • Comics in Social Research
  • Biography and Narrative
  • Autoethnography


Nathan was born in 1985 and grew up in Pity Me, Durham. He is currently an ESRC funded doctoral researcher at Durham University, focussing on the biographies and lived experiences of vegans and radical animal rights activists in the UK and USA.

Nathan is vegan. His 'non-academic' interests include DIY punk, Irn Bru and Victoria sponge cake.

Field of Study

Queering Veganism: Adventures in Biography and Reflexivity


Books: reviews

Journal papers: academic

Books: sections

Teaching Areas

  • Culture and Society- Guest Lecturer
  • Self, Identity and Society- Seminar Leader
  • Sociology of Gender and Sexuality- Seminar Leader
  • Sociology of Globalization- Seminar Leader

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