I consult on projects requiring scholarly expertise in my areas of specialism.
I’m available for consultancy
Areas of expertise include:
✓ Contemporary literature and popular culture
✓ Sleep and the sleep crisis in contemporary 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.
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.