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Dr Christina Julios

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Dr Christina Julios is an academic author, Honorary Associate & Associate Lecturer at the Open University, and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. With over twenty-five years’ experience in the university sector, she is a former Honorary Research Fellow & Assoc. Lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London, and has guest-lectured at Queen Mary, University of London. Dr Julios' extensive teaching portfolio features Social Sciences undergraduate courses including Sociology and Criminology modules; she also regularly presents papers at national and international conferences. Her research interests include gender equality, violence against women and girls (VAWG), and gender activism. She has authored the books: Sexual Harassment in the UK Parliament (2022), Female Genital Mutilation and Social Media(2019), Forced Marriage and ‘Honour’ Killings in Britain (2015), and Contemporary British Identity (2008). Previously, Dr Julios was Director of Policy and External Affairs at the Ethnic Minority Foundation, having worked for over a decade in public policy and research roles within various NGOs relating to gender equality, diversity and inclusion. 



Julios, C. (2022Sexual Harassment in the UK Parliament: Lessons from the #MeToo Era. London: Palgrave Macmillan.  

Julios, C. (2019) Female Genital Mutilation and Social Media. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Julios, C. (2015) Forced Marriage and ‘Honour’ Killings in Britain: Private Lives, Community Crimes and Public Policy Perspectives. Farnham: Ashgate.

Julios, C. (2008) Contemporary British Identity: English Language, Migrants and Public Discourse. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Chapters in Books and Articles: 

Julios, C. (2023) ‘Ignoring Online Abuse of Women MPs has Dire Consequences’, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), British Politics and Policy Blog, 17 May 2023. Available at: (Accessed 17 May 2023).

Julios, C. (2023) ‘Forced Marriage and “Honour”-Based Violence in Britain: Issues, Debates, and the Question of Consent’. In Berta, P. (ed.) Arranged Marriage: The Politics of Tradition, Resistance, and Change. NJ: Rutgers University Press. Available at: (Accessed 23 February 2023). 

Julios, C. (2022) 'New book on Sexual Harassment in the UK Parliament: Lessons from the #MeToo Era', The Open University (OU), Global Challenges and Social Justice Blog, 1 July. Available at: (Accessed 4 July 2022). 

Julios, C. (2022) ‘Despite #MeToo, Tackling Sexual Harassment of Women in the UK Parliament remains a Challenge’, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), British Politics and Policy Blog, 6 April. Available at: (Accessed 6 April 2022). 

Julios, C. (2021) ‘Safeguarding children and young people from honour-based violence’. In Keeling, J. and David Goosey, D. (eds.) Safeguarding Across the Lifespan. London: SAGE, 108-123. Available at: (Accessed 23 February 2023). 

Julios, C. (2019) ‘Day 198, Year of #Mygration: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Social Media’, OU Research. Available at: (Accessed 24 March 2022).

Julios, C. (2007) ‘Modern Feminism: Rainbow Sisterhood or A Middle-aged, Middle-class Whitewash?’ StopGap, Sep 14.

Sarda, K. and Julios, C. (2005) ‘Not all Black and White’, Charity Times, May Issue, 48.

Julios, C. (2002) ‘Towards a European Language Policy’ in M. Farrell, S. Fella and M. Newman (eds.), European Integration in the Twenty First Century: Unity in Diversity. London: SAGE, 184-201.

Solesbury, W. and Julios, C. (2001) Social Exclusion: Current Policy and Practice, Queen Mary Papers on Public Policy no. 1. London: Queen Mary University of London.

Julios, C. (1998) ‘Bilingualism and the New American Identity’ in A.J. Kershen (ed.), A Question of Identity. Aldershot, Ashgate, 271-93.

Julios, C. (1998) ‘Bilingualism and the New British Identity’ in Andrew Dobson and Jeffrey Stanyer (eds.), Contemporary Political Studies, vol. 1, 92-107.


Selected Conferences and Talks 

British Sociological Association (BSA) Virtual Annual Conference 'Crisis, Continuity and Change' (3-5 April 2024). Speaker: 'The Hidden Crisis in the Workplace: Sexual Misconduct, Power Structures and Why Victims Don't Report'. Available at: (Accessed 12 December 2023). 

Westminster Employment Forum, 'Women in the workplace' Conference (8 July 2022). Speaker: 'Addressing Sexual Harassment and Bullying in the Houses of Parliament'. Available at: (Accessed 5 July 2022). 

BSA Virtual Annual Conference 'Building Equality and Justice Now', (21 April 2022). Speaker: 'Sexual Harassment and Non-disclosure Agreements (NDAs) in the UK's Workplace: Exploiting the Law to Silence Victims'. 

The Open University (OU) Politics and International Studies (POLIS) Community Seminar, 28 March 2022. Speaker: ‘Tackling Sexual Harassment in British Politics’.

BSA 70th Anniversary Virtual Conference 'Remaking the Future', (14 April 2021). Speaker: 'The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Covid-19: A British Case-study'. 

BSA Violence Against Women (VAW) Study Group Webinar Series, 15 June 2020. Speaker: 'Female Genital Mutilation, 'Honour'-based Violence and Social Media Activism'.

University of Suffolk, 'Growing Up Married-Film Screening and Panel Discussion on Coercive Control', 19 Oct 2019. Speaker: 'Exploring Arranged and Forced Marriages: Consent, Coercive Control and ‘Honour’ Violence'.

BSA Annual Conference ‘Challenging Social Hierarchies and Inequalities’, 24–26 April 2019, Glasgow Caledonian University. Speaker: ‘Female Genital Mutilation and the Intersections of Patriarchal Cultures, Gender Inequality and Religion: Views from the Frontline’.

Fourth Biennial ‘Talking Bodies’ Conference, 10-13 April 2019, University of Chester, Institute of Gender Studies. Speaker: ‘Cutting the Body? Debating Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Sexual Identity and Gender Activism’.

BSA VAW Study Group 'What works in tackling violence against women and girls' Day Event, 1 June 2018, University of Derby. Speaker: 'Exploring Online Anti-FGM Activism: Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies for Best Practice'.

BSA Annual Conference ‘Global Societies: Fragmenting and Connecting’, 8 Apr 2016, Aston University, Birmingham. Speaker: ‘A Constructivist Approach to Criminalising Forced Marriage in Britain: Divided Communities, ‘Honour’-based Violence and Women’s Rights’. 

BSA VAW Study Group ‘Learning About Violence Against Women and Girls’ Day Event, 3 Jun 2016, University of Gloucestershire. Speaker: ‘Interrogating the Prevailing Public Policy Discourse on Arranged Marriage as a Legitimate Cultural Tradition involving Free Consent’.

UN Women, National Committee UK Event, 11 Jul 2015, London. Speaker: ‘Ending Violence Against Women – Stopping Honour Killings’.


Selected Media 

Video interview/Podcast'Pink Talks: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace', Young Educators European Association, 30 October 2022:

TV interview: ‘FGM, social media and ‘honour’ killings, Faculti TV, 21 October 2019:

TV Interview: ‘Forced into a Marriage: From England to Pakistan’, International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR) TV Channel’, 9 March 2019: (segments 03:16-04:40 mins and 12:31-13:58 mins).

Radio interview: 'Marriage: By Force', Drivetime Show, Voice of Islam Radio: (16:00-17:00 hrs GMT), 8 June 2018. Interview podcast: (segment 25:07-33:45 mins).

Video interview: ‘Women’s March’, International Journalism MA project with Margherita Cargasacchi, City University:, 10 Mar 2017.

Video interview: Arnold, J., OBE (2017) ‘Jennette’s Conversations: My talk with Dr Christina Julios about FGM’ [Online], March 24. Available at (Accessed 18 June 2020).

TV interview: 'The Day I Should Have Died', Episode 9, Peninsula Television: on CBS Reality (22:00 hrs GMT) on Sky Channel 146 and Virgin 148, 26 Nov 2016.

TV interview: ‘The Debate: Period Leave, SKY News with Colin Brazier:, London, 20 May 2016.

TV interview: ‘Her Majesty's Inspectorare of Constabulary (HMIC)’s Honour-based Violence Report’, SKY News with Dermot Murnaghan:, London, 8 Dec 2015.

TV interview: ‘Women’s Voice’, Press TV:, London, 28 Jan 2008.

Radio interview: ‘The Punjabi Talkshow’, Panjab Radio (Sky Digital 880), London, 23 Feb 2006.



Sexual Harassment in the UK Parliament: Lessons from the #MeToo Era (2022-02-11)
Julios, Christina
Gender and Politics
ISBN : 978-3-030-87140-6 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Cham