Christiana Spens is an essayist and illustrator. Her writing and drawings have appeared in The Irish Times, Prospect, Aeon/Psyche, Art Quarterly, Studio International, Elephant, Five Dials, and The New Criterion, among several others. She is also the author of Shooting Hipsters (Repeater, 2016) and The Portrayal and Punishment of Terrorists in Western Media (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). Recent essays and autofiction appear in the anthologies We’ll Never Have Paris (Repeater, 2018), Trauma (Dodo Ink, 2020), and The Repeater Book of the Occult (Repeater, 2020), which she also illustrated. Christiana holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge, and a Masters and PhD in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews. She lives in London and is working on a narrative nonfiction book on art, identity, and love.