Caitlin Knight

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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 is currently undertaking a project to explore the emotional experiences of Roehampton students during COVID-19.

Research interests

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.

Research projects

Caitlin is currently working on 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 engages with the emotional challenges faced by Roehampton students on their ‘commute’ – whether onto campus or virtually.  It seeks to understand how students emotionally experience this commute and how it may impact their learning and wellbeing.


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 teaches include:

  • Criminology: Theories, Concepts, and Ideas
  • Becoming a Criminologist 
  • Understanding Criminology
  • Contemporary Issues in Criminology
  • Crime, Culture, and the City
  • Criminology in Practice 

Undergraduate dissertation supervision

Postgraduate dissertation supervision

Professional affiliations

British Sociological Association (BSA)

Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellow

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, PhD, University of Surrey


MSc Forensic Archaeology: Crime Scene & International Investigations , MSc, Bournemouth University


BA Criminology and Psychology, BA (Hons), University of Westminster