Dr Gemma Flynn

Teaching Fellow in Criminology

University of Edinburgh


Dr Gemma Flynn completed a PhD with the SCCJR at the University of Edinburgh, titled  Understanding the impact of legal and political structures on fear of crime and resulting criminal justice policies. Since then she was appointed Teaching Fellow in Criminology in the School of Law, running courses on Gender and Justice and Crime and Media. Gemma has an additional career as a stand up comic, and informed by her academic background as a feminist criminologist developed and delivered a series of public lectures on Punishment and Spectacle. She has presented her work at Harvard University and the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Gemma is active participating in and developing networks supporting early career academics and women in academia. She also is active in the Scottish comedy community, regularly participating in the Edinburgh Fringe, Glasgow Comedy Festival and running a successful comedy night at the Flying Duck – Vision Board.



Phone Number:
0131 651 5565

University of Edinburgh

School of Law
University of Edinburgh
Old College, South Bridge

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