Leonidas┬áCheliotis (DEREE ’03), Chancellor’s Fellow in Law ad co-director of the Centre for Law & Society at the University of Edinburgh, has won the 2013 Critical Criminologist of the Year Award by the Division on Critical Criminology of the American Society of Criminology “for distinguished accomplishments in research which have symbolized the spirit of the Division in recent years.”

This is the first time a scholar based outside North America and Australia has been conferred the award since its establishment in 1995.

Following his studies at DEREE (BA in Sociology, awarded with Senior Honours in 2003), Dr. Cheliotis completed his MPhil and PhD degrees at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, where he was awarded the Manuel L├│pez-Rey Graduate Prize (2004) for his performance on the MPhil programme, and the Nigel Walker Prize (2010) for his PhD dissertation.

He is an Associate Editor of the European Journal of Criminology, and also sits on the International Associate Editorial Board of Punishment & Society: The International Journal of Penology, as well as on the editorial board of the British Journal of Criminology, amongst other scholarly outlets.

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