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Dr Christina Julios

BA (Hons) Politics (Queen Mary, University of London)
MSc Public Policy Research (QMUL)
PhD Public Policy (QMUL)
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) (Birkbeck, University of London)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Contact details

School of Social Science, History and Philosophy
(Dept of Geography, Environment and Development Studies) (GEDS)
Birkbeck, University of London,
Malet Street,
London WC1E 7HX

Twitter: @christinajulios

Academic Background

  • Dr Christina Julios is an Associate Lecturer in Social Sciences, Community Development and Public Policy, as well as Higher Education Introductory Studies (HEIS). Christina is also an Honorary Associate at The Open University and has taught at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL). Previously she was Director of Policy and External Affairs at the Ethnic Minority Foundation (EMF). Christina has worked in the Voluntary Sector for over decade in a variety of public policy and research-related posts covering a wide range of social policy, gender equality and diversity issues/campaigns.

Research Interests

  • My research interests include:
    • ‘Honour’-based violence (HBV)
    • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
    • Violence Against Women (VAW)
    • Patriarchal cultural practices and traditions harmful to women
    • Multiculturalism, gender equality and diversity

Research listings

  • Teaching
    • I teach the following modules:
      • Participation and Community Engagement
      • Social Justice
      • Knowing the Social Word
      • Sociology
      • Introductions: Understanding the Business World
  • Supervision
    • I supervise Dissertation students



  • TV interview: 'The Day I Should Have Died', Episode 9, Peninsula Television ( on CBS Reality (22.00hrs GMT) on Sky Channel 146 and Virgin 148, 25 November 2016.
  • TV interview: 'The Debate: Period Leave', SKY News with Colin Brazier (, 20 May 2016.
  • Press interview: Perlman, E., 'UK Company to introduce Menstrual Leave 'Period Policy', Newsweek, 3 February 2016.
  • TV interview: 'HMIC's HBV Report', SKY News with Dermot Murnaghan (, 8 December 2015.
  • TV interview: 'Women's Voice', Press TV (, 28 January 2008.
  • Radio interview: 'The Paravaric Punjabi Programme', Panjab Radio (Sky Digital 880), 23 April 2006.
  • Radio interview: 'The Punjabi Talkshow', Panjab Radio (Sky Digital 880), 23 February 2006


  • True Honour Awards 2017 nominee: Dr Christina Julios was nominated for the Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation's (IKWRO) True Honour Awards 2017 for her research and educational work on 'honour'-based violence. The annual awards celebrate inspirational individuals and groups who take a stand against 'honour'-based violence.

Professional Membership

  • British Sociological Association (BSA)
  • BSA Violence Against Women (VAW) Study Group
  • Feminist and Women Studies Association (FWSA)