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Tanya Serisier joined Birkbeck as a Lecturer in Criminology in 2016. She completed her PhD in Cultural Studies at Monash University (Australia) in 2010. The PhD,Scheherazade’s Daughters: Telling Stories in Response to Sexual Violence explored feminist practices of speaking out through the use of feminist and literary theory. She taught at a number of Australian universities from 2010-2012, taking up a Lectureship in Criminology at UNSW in 2013. From 2014-2016 she was employed as a Lecturer in Criminology at Queen’s University Belfast before moving to her present post at Birkbeck.

Tanya was the Vice President of the Australasian Women’s and Gender Studies Association from 2012-14. She is a founding co-convenor of the Commercial Sex Research Network Ireland (North and South), formed in 2015 and, as of 2014, is an ESRC peer review college member.