Dinah Lynne Birch CBE is a literary critic.
She was a student at St Hugh’s College, Oxford and also undertook her doctorate at the University of Oxford She is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Impact and Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool. Her work has been primarily on Victorian literature and she has edited two books on the Victorian critic John Ruskin: Ruskin and Gender (2002) and John Ruskin: Selected Writings (2004). Birch was the General Editor of the 2012 edition of the Oxford Companion to English Literature. She is the author of Our Victorian Education (2008), writes regularly for the TLS and the LRB, and contributes to arts programmes on radio and television. Birch was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to higher education, literary scholarship, and cultural life.