Evangelia Koumentaki

Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Sociology
 Evangelia Koumentaki



Leah is a PhD student at the Department of Sociology of the University of Essex. She holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Crete (Greece), and an MRes in Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies from the University of Manchester. She is also an Associate Fellow (D1) of the Higher Education Academy. During her time at the University of Essex, and for two consecutive academic years, Leah worked as Graduate Teaching Assistant for the following UG modules: Researching Social Life I (SC101), Sociology of Crime and Control (SC204), and Policing, Punishment and Control (SC205). She also helped to initiate a collaboration between the University of Essex and the University of Crete, which resulted in an agreed Friendship Memorandum between the two institutions.


  • BA Sociology University of Crete, Greece (2005)

  • MRes Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies University of Manchester (2013)

Research and professional activities


Vendetta and Restorative Justice: The case of Sasmos on Crete Island

Her doctoral thesis investigates the Cretan reconciliation process of Sasmos (SasĀµ??).

Supervisor: Dr Anna Di Ronco , Professor Colin Samson



Colchester Campus