Leo Kritikos

Thesis title: Carving out space for queer* subjectivities beyond the fear/safety binary


Leo (he/him) was born in Greece, but moved to Scotland when he was eighteen to study law at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

In the penultimate year of his undergraduate studies, he re-evaluated his initial plan of practicing as a criminal lawyer and he started thinking actively about pursuing a career in academia and research.

After a year of work experience in private law, as an intern and, subsequently, a paralegal, he left his job to pursue a master's degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Edinburgh.

In 2021 he secured a scholarship by the University of Edinburgh's College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) to pursue a PhD in criminology, which he started in September 2021.


LLB Scots & English Law (Hons), University of Strathclyde

MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Edinburgh

Current research interests

fear of victimisation; hate crime; queer criminology; security studies; urban spaces; social geography; participatory methods

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