Projects per year
Caitlin Knight is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Roehampton. She has conducted research examining the emotional experience of journalists reporting on genocide, specifically focusing on the genocides in Rwanda and Srebrenica. In her role as a lecturer, she is interested in expanding her research interest in emotion management and recently completed a project which explored the emotional experiences of Roehampton students during their commute.
Caitlin's research interests include the sociology of emotions, emotion management, emotional labour, media and journalism, media and crime, emotion and crime, war reporting, genocide, and cultural criminology.
Caitlin has recently completed a research project funded by the Southlands Methodist Trust, entitled: Understanding Emotional Journeys: the emotional impact of the student 'commute' during the era of Covid-19. This research engaged with the emotional challenges faced by Roehampton students on their ‘commute’ – whether onto campus or virtually. It explored how students emotionally experienced this commute and how it may have impacted their learning and wellbeing.
Caitlin is currently the Programme Convenor for the MA Criminology & Criminal Justice. She also acts as the Academic Guidance Tutor to all Year 1 Criminology & Criminal Justice / Criminology & Policing / and Criminology and Sociology Combined students.
Caitlin teaches across all years on the UG Criminology programme, as well as on the MA Criminology & Criminal Justice programme. Some of the modules she has experience teaching on include:
- Criminological Theories
- Crime, Culture, and the City
- Becoming a Criminologist
- Criminology in Practice
- Criminology: Theories, Concepts, and Ideas
- Understanding Criminology
- Contemporary Issues in Criminology
Undergraduate dissertation supervision
Postgraduate dissertation supervision
Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellow
British Sociological Association (BSA)
Journalism Safety Research Network (JSRN)
Journalism Education Trauma Research Group (JETREG)
Sociology, PhD, Thesis: 'Exploring the use of emotional labour by journalists reporting on genocide: the cases of Rwanda and Srebrenica', University of Surrey
2012 → 2016
MSc Forensic Archaeology: Crime Scene & International Investigations , MSc, Bournemouth University
2009 → 2010
BA Criminology and Psychology, BA (Hons), University of Westminster
2005 → 2008
- 1 Finished
- 2 Article
‘They blame the messenger’: Re-examining the critique of journalists reporting on genocide in Rwanda and SrebrenicaKnight, C., 1 Aug 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journalism.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Emotionality and professionalism: Exploring the management of emotions by journalists reporting on genocideKnight, C., 12 Nov 2019, In: SOCIOLOGY-THE JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile325 Downloads (Pure)
Caitlin Knight (Presenter)16 Nov 2022
Activity: Public engagement and outreach › Schools engagement
Caitlin Knight (Speaker)29 Jun 2022
Activity: Participating in or organising an academic event › Participation in academic conference
Caitlin Knight (Speaker)30 May 2022
Activity: Participating in or organising an academic event › Participation in academic workshop, seminar, course