I consult on projects requiring scholarly expertise in my areas of specialism.

I’m available for consultancy

Areas of expertise include:

✓ Sleep and the sleep crisis in contemporary culture

✓ Contemporary literature and popular culture

✓ The Anthropocene and the climate crisis in contemporary culture

✓ Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic narratives

✓ Utopias and dystopias

Dr Diletta De Cristofaro

Sleep Stories at Durham Book Festival 2021

A three-part podcast series inspired by the theme of sleep

The podcast series features stories by leading British writers Salena Godden, Jenn Ashworth, and Andrew McMillan, introduced by neuroscientist and writer Erik Hoel, Professor of Sleep Science Jason Ellis, and me.

As part of my Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship, I collaborated with Durham Book Festival to bring to fruition the “Sleep Stories” podcast project. I helped devise the podcast concept and the brief for the writers, advised the writers on sleep science and research, and sourced the sleep experts who introduced the stories. I also chaired the podcast’s launch event, “Sleep Stories and the Science of Sleep“; you can watch a video collecting highlights of this event below.

“Sleep Stories” received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement 892459. The Agency is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information the “Sleep Stories” commission contains.