Conference Organisers

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Dr Mia Dormer is an independent crime fiction author and lecturer. She was recently awarded her doctorate focusing on detective fiction from University of Exeter. She co-organised the second Agatha Christie Conference in 2015, and has co-organised all subsequent events. Her debut novel, A Hidden Life, is the first in a trilogy and is set to launch in Summer 2019 under her pen name Mia Emilie
Dr J.C. Bernthal (Jamie) is an independent researcher and panel tutor at the University of Cambridge. He organised the first Agatha Christie conference in 2014, and has co-organised all subsequent events. He is the author of Queering Agatha Christie, the editor of The Ageless Agatha Christie, and co-editor of the forthcoming Agatha Christie Goes to War. He is quite fond of Agatha Christie. 
Dr Mark Aldridge is a Senior Lecturer in film and television at Solent University in Southampton. His research interests include film and television history as well as the work of Agatha Christie. Mark's publications include the books Agatha Christie on Screen (2016) and The Birth of British Television (2011) and he is currently working on a new book about Agatha Christie, to be published by HarperCollins in 2020
Sarah Martin is a PhD student and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Chester, writing her thesis on applying theories of psychogeography to Golden Age Detective fiction. Sarah specifically examines the role and methods of female detection during the period. Sarah also co-organised the Patricia Highsmith: Queen of Suspense conference at the University of Chester in 2018.