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Nomos members

The Nomos groups interdisciplinary researchers focused on critical legal studies and related fields. If you'd like to join the Centre, please contact us.

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Petr Agha

Petr earned his PhD from the University of Antwerp and other degrees from Queen’s University Belfast (Chevening Scholarship) and Masaryk University Brno.  He holds positions at Charles Law School in Prague, the Czech Academy of Sciences and Centre of Excellence for International Courts at the University of Copenhagen. His research focuses on the relationship between law and politics, broadly speaking. More specifically he is interested in the jurisprudence of the ECtHR with particular focus on the doctrine of the margin of appreciation. Lately his research focuses on populism in the CEE region with particular emphasis on the transformation of the CEE region n 1989 and crisis of the European project as a whole. His work was published by Hart / Bloomsbury, Routledge, Intersentia etc.

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Ceylan Begüm Yıldız

Ceylan Begüm Yıldız has obtained her PhD in Law at Birkbeck College, University of London and holds an M.A. in Human Rights Law and a B.A. in Political Science from Istanbul Bilgi University. Dr. Yıldız's research is situated in the intersection of political and legal theory and her research interests include political and legal violence, legal performativity, legal processes of (un)accountability and disobedient subjects. Dr. Yıldız teaches in the fields of law and social theory, legal theory and jurisprudence, feminist and critical race theories.

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Mårten Björk

Mårten Björk has a PhD in theology and religious studies from Gothenburg University. At the moment he is a Research Fellow at Lund University where he conducts a project on "The End of Law" and a Junior Research Fellow at Campion Hall, Oxford University where he examines the emergence of theological and metaphysical themes in the contemporary discussions on consciousness. His main interests are philosophy, theology and politics, and their interaction.

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Karem Luisa Cárdenas Ynfanzón

Karem is a PhD candidate in International Law at the Geneva Graduate Institute. She holds a bachelor's degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and a master's degree in International Law from the Graduate Institute. She is Teaching Assistant of the Graduate Institute's International Law department. She has previously worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru, at the Peruvian Agency of International Cooperation, as well as at the UN International Law Commission. Her research currently focuses on the Authority of Precedents, History and legal theory, Utopia and international law, and unilateral sanctions.

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Cosmin Cercel

Cosmin Cercel is Associate Professor in Law at the University of Nottingham, where he teaches legal theory and comparative law. His research focuses on genealogies of law and politics with specific reference to twentieth- century continental legal history. He is the author of Towards a Jurisprudence of State-Communism: Law and the Failure of Revolution (London: Routledge, 2017), a monograph analyzing the jurisprudential aspects of state communism. More recently he has co-edited (with Gian-Giacomo Fusco) States of Exceptions: Law, Theory, History (Routledge, 2020), a volume reuniting a series of essays analysing the concept of the state of exception from a critical legal perspective drawing on continental philosophy, legal theory and history. Recent publications include “Reversing Liberal Legality: Romania’s Path to Dictatorship, 1930-1938”, Journal of Romanian Studies (2020) 2, 23-52 ; “The Destruction of Legal Reason: Lessons from the Past” Acta universitatis Lodziensis: folia iuridica (2019) 89, 15-30 and “The Law of Blood: Totalitarianism, Criminal Law and the Body Politic of World War Two Romania” in Stephen Skinner (ed.), Ideology and Criminal Law: Fascist, National Socialist and Authoritarian Regimes (Oxford: Hart, 2019), 345-68. He has also co-edited with Rafal Manko and Adam Sulikowski, Law and Critique in Central Europe (Oxford: Counterpress, 2016).

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Eduardo A. Chia

Eduardo A. Chia is currently a PhD researcher at the Institut für Kriminalwissenschaften und Rechtsphilosophie, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main. His dissertation investigates the conceptual status of the autonomy of modern Western law —based on a survey of Anglo-American and continental contemporary legal theory. He has a degree in Law (Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile), post-graduate studies in Philosophy (Universidad de Chile, Chile) and a master’s degree in Legal Theory (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany). He has lectured on Introduction to Law and Constitutional Law at Chilean universities, worked for NGOs, and served as a legislative advisor for Chilean Government Ministries. Research interests: modern continental philosophy of law, foundations of juridical normativity, Frankfurt School critical legal theory, law and globalisation, intersections between legal theory and political economy.

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Xenia Chiaramonte

Xenia Chiaramonte is a jurist and a socio-legal scholar, currently fellow at the ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry. She graduated in Law from the University of Milan where she also defended her doctoral dissertation in 2017. She spent a semester at the Center for the Study of Law & Society (CSLS) at the University of California, Berkeley. She has been a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bologna and Roma Tre as well as a CAS SEE (Center for Advanced Studies of Southeastern Europe) fellow at the University of Rijeka. She recently published her monograph Governare il conflitto: La criminalizzazione del movimento No TAV [Governing conflict: The Criminalization of the No TAV Movement](2019), which analyses the criminalization of one of the most longstanding and high-profile environmental movements in Western Europe. In her research, she developed a deep ethnographical approach blended with a theory-oriented vision. Xenia Chiaramonte has been broadly interested in the intersection of law and social movements. Her research has gone from the ‘negative’ relationship between public law (criminal and administrative) and protests to a project on new social institutions designed to enhance the legal capacity to craft a fictional conception of nature. Her recent publications include a co-authored book on political justice (Il caso 7 aprile: il processo politico dall’Autonomia Operaia ai No TAV, 2019), two co-edited books on political violence as well as several articles in Italian, German, French, and North- and South-American journals.

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Peter Čuroš

Peter Čuroš is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Private Law at the University of Oslo. In the project Judges under Stress: the Breaking Point of the Judicial Institutions, he is focused on the Czech Republic and Slovakia and researches the core concepts of the judicial profession, which are independence, accountability, impartiality, integrity, and competence. He investigates how different political regimes consider these concepts and what qualities of the judge they expect from their justices. Therefore, he looks into different regimes from Austro-Hungarian Empire to the entrance of both republics into the EU in 2004. August 2015- May 2016, he spent as a visiting scholar under the supervision of Vincent Bradford Professor of Law James Moliterno at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, with the research areas of Professional Ethics and Professional Responsibility. In 2016-2019, he was an Assistant Professor at the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Faculty of Law, where he presented his dissertation thesis on Right to Disobey: Civil Disobedience, and led mandatory courses on Legal Ethics and History of Legal Thought. His work in progress focuses on the institutional theory, legal education, and legal ideology in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Hjalmar Falk

Hjalmar Falk, Ph.D. and Researcher in The History of Ideas and Science, University of Gothenburg,
Sweden. I am an intellectual historian specializing in the history of modern political thought, theology, and
the social sciences. In particular, my research concerns the work of Carl Schmitt, Western Marxism,
Critical Theory, radical conservatism, fascism, and political temporality.

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Gian Giacomo Fusco

Gian Giacomo Fusco is a Lecturer in Law at Kent Law School (University of Kent) and assistant professor in Law at Uczelnia Łazarskiego (Warsaw). He has obtained his doctoral degree in Law at the Univesity of Kent. His research interests include jurisprudence, critical theory, history of ideas and urban studies.

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Laura Gheorghiu

Laura Gheorghiu is a PhD student at the Karl Franzens University, Graz in the field of public law. During my doctoral studies I have spent one year of mobility in Bologna, Alma Mater Studiorum under the supervision of Stefano Bianchini. As my postgraduate studies come to an end, I also work as a journalist for the regional weekly publication Banatul Azi, issued in my home town, Timisoara. I have graduated a MA in Comparative Political Studies from Central European University, Budapest (2008) as well as another MA in European Studies from the University in Bucharest (2009). Originally, I got my BA's from the West University in Timisoara: Philosophy (1997) and Law (2007). Between 1999-2007 I was tenure lecturer for Political Sciences at the West University in Timisoara. Besides academic handbooks intended exclusively for my former students, I have published Political Institutions for an EU Federal Constitutional Treaty, Dr Muller Verlag. Saarbrucken, 2008 as well as many journal  articles and book chapters. 

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Saygun Gökarıksel

Saygun Gökarıksel is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Bogazici University’s Department of Sociology, Istanbul. His research and writing engages the themes of law, history, and politics, especially the field of transitional justice and human rights, from a critical legal and political anthropological perspective. His current research examines the legal and moral-political reckoning with the communist past in Poland and Eastern Europe more generally, with a focus on the themes of violence, archive, memory, and neoliberal citizenship. After finishing his MA at the Jagiellonian University's Centre for European Studies (2003), he completed his PhD in Anthropology at the City University of New York, Graduate Center (2015). He is currently revising his doctoral dissertation on the critical ethnography of Polish lustration into a book manuscript. His writings and commentaries have appeared in journals and forums across Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and the US. His most recent publications include "Antifascist Strategy Today: Lineages of Anticommunism and "Militant Democracy" in Eastern Europe" (In Back to the '30s? Recurring Crises of Capitalism, Liberalism, and Democracy edited by Jeremy Rayner et al., Palgrave 2020); "Facing History: Sovereignty and the Spectacles of Justice and Violence in Poland’s Capitalist Democracy" (Comparative Studies in Society and History, 2019), (with Umut Türem) "The Banality of Exception? Law and Politics in ‘Post-Coup’ Turkey" (South Atlantic Quarterly, 2019), and "Neither Teleologies nor ‘Feeble Cries’: Revolutionary Politics and Neoliberalism in Time and Space" (Dialectical Anthropology, 2018). 

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Agnieszka Kubal

Dr Agnieszka Kubal is a Lecturer in Sociology at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES). She is an interdisciplinary socio-legal, migration and human rights scholar with area studies interest in Central Eastern Europe and Russia. She is the author of two monographs, Socio-legal Integration: Polish post-2004 EU Enlargement Migrants in the UK (2012, Ashgate/ Routledge) and Immigration and Refugee Law in Russia: Socio-Legal Perspectives (2019, Cambridge University Press). Agnieszka currently leads on an ERC Starter Grant entitled: ‘Who are the humans behind Human Rights in Eastern Europe and Russia?’ (HuRiEE) This five-year comparative research (EUR 1.5 m, 2022-2027) will break new ground in studying human rights mobilisation as a window into the societies of Eastern Europe and Russia.

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Tormod Otter Johansen

Tormod Otter Johansen is a researcher at the Law Department, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He works in public law (constitutional law and administrative law) and legal theory. For the moment he is pursuing two main projects with different research groups: one concerning Swedish, European and international legal regulation of crisis management and defence; and one interdisciplinary project on the notion of the “End of law” in Christian and secular thinking. One of his latest publications was "Minor law: Notes towards a revolutionary jurisprudence" in States of exception : law, history, theory / edited by Cosmin Cercel, Gian Giacomo Fusco and Simon Lavis., 73-9, 2020.

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Simon Lavis

Dr Simon Lavis is a Senior Lecturer in Law at The Open University, UK, where he teaches constitutional and administrative law, criminal law, law and society, and legal research. His research focuses on the nexus between law, history and theory in relation to Nazi Germany, including the history and theory of the legal system in the Third Reich, and its implications for the concept and practice of law; as well as the representation of Nazi law in academic legal and historical discourse. He also conducts research into UK and comparative constitutional law. His recent publications include a co-edited collection (with Cosmin Cercel and Gian-Giacomo Fusco) States of Exceptions: Law, Theory, History Recent (Routledge, 2020) and ‘The Exception of the Norm in the Third Reich: (Re)Reading the Nazi Constitutional State of Exception’ in Stephen Skinner (ed.), Ideology and Criminal Law: Fascist, National Socialist and Authoritarian Regimes (Hart, 2019).

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Christos Marneros

Christos is a Lecturer in Law at Lincoln Law School, University of Lincoln, UK and a Visiting Lecturer in Legal Philosophy at Riga Graduate School of Law, Latvia.

He comes from an interdisciplinary background with studies in Law (LLB (Hons), University of Southampton 2016 and PhD in Law, University of Kent) and Political Philosophy (MA, Royal Holloway, University of London 2017).

Christos’ current research focuses on the intersections between political theory, legal theory and continental philosophy. In particular, he is examining the critiques that anarchic and anarchist thought unleashes against the law and state mentality. In addition, his research seeks to question and examine how anarchic and anarchist practices, modes of being and thinking can combat ‘the police’ (both as an institution and as a mode of being and thinking).

His first monograph, titled Human Rights After Deleuze: Towards an An-archic Jurisprudence, is to be published by Hart Publishing, Bloomsbury in Autumn 2022.

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Alexandra Mercescu

Alexandra Mercescu is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Humanities of the West University of Timisoara (Romania) where she teaches comparative public law, legal theory, legal translation and academic writing. She holds a Master’s and a PhD degree from Sorbonne University, obtained in 2016, where she worked under the supervision of Professor Pierre Legrand. Her thesis – Pour une comparaison des droits indisciplinée – was awarded the 1st prize of the Centre français de droit comparé (an award granted annually in France since 1957) and appeared with the leading Swiss publisher Helbing Lichtenhahn in the “Grundlegendes Recht” collection. A re:constitution Fellow during the current academic year, her career has also benefited from research stays at the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (as a Van Calker Scholar) and the Max- Planck-Institute for European Legal History. She is the editor of Constitutional Identities in Central and Eastern Europe (Peter Lang, 2020), and currently working on a co-authored book – Rethinking Comparative Law – forthcoming with Edward Elgar.

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Marica Mišić

Marica Mišić - graduated and has LL.M. in Legal History at the Faculty of Law, University of Niš. Currently is PhD student at the same institution in the field of Theory of Law and writing the paper research about the totalitarian and authoritarian state. Until recently has been stipended by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development as a researcher at the Faculty of Law.

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Agnieszka Mrozik

Agnieszka Mrozik is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland. She is affiliated with two research teams, The Centre for Cultural and Literary Studies of Communism, and the Archives of Women. She holds a PhD degree in Literary Studies (2012) and an MA degree in American Studies (2005). Her main research interests are communism and gender studies, cultural history of women and women’s movement in Central and Eastern Europe, women’s life writing and literature, critical analysis of media discourse and popular culture. Among her recent publications are: Katarzyna Chmielewska, Agnieszka Mrozik and Grzegorz Wołowiec (eds.), Reassessing Communism: Concepts, Culture, and Society in Poland, 1944–1989 (CEU Press, 2020); Anna Artwińska and Agnieszka Mrozik (eds.), Gender, Generations, and Communism in Central and Eastern Europe and Beyond (Routledge, 2020); Agnieszka Mrozik and Stanislav Holubec (eds.), Historical Memory of Central and East European Communism (Routledge, 2018).

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Bulat Nazmutdinov

Bulat Nazmutdinov (born in 1985 in Ufa, Russia) - associate professor at the department of legal theory and interdisciplinary legal studies in Higher School of Economics (HSE, Moscow). Academic interest: history of legal and political thought, Classical Eurasianism, critical theory of state, legal philosophy. Academic supervisor of the seminar "Foundations of Critical theory" (HSE).

 

Extra information:

https://www.hse.ru/en/org/persons/189879

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Sara Raimondi

Sara Raimondi is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the New College of the Humanities at Northeastern in London. She owns a PhD in Political Theory from the University of Westminster, London; her doctoral thesis was a theoretical analysis of the debates around the politics of life in contemporary continental political theory. Her research interests cover contemporary political theory, humanism, political ontology and theories of states of exception. Sara published research output in journals such as Democratic Theory and Contemporary Political Theory.

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Katarzyna Rużyczka

Katarzyna Rużyczka is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology of Law in the Faculty of Law and Administration of Jagiellonian University. She graduated from Culture Studies with specialization in Film Studies (bachelor's degree) and Law (master’s degree) at Jagiellonian University; she has also finished a 40h course on mediation organized by INADR and UJ in English. Her main research interests focus on public policies, procedural justice, judicial opinions, alternative dispute resolutions, law&visual media and connection between law and psychology.

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Lidia Rodak

My academic research lies at the intersection of law, sociology and anthropology. My recent works focus on the relation between objectivity and subjectivity, in particular from the perspective of feminist jurisprudence.  I strongly believe in a multidisciplinary approach in which I combine academic perspectives, literature and everyday narratives to carry out my research. I like to cross the boundaries of disciplines and genres, to combine the non-obvious and to experiment. I work at the Institute of Legal Science at Law Department, University of Silesia, Katowice, where I lead the Research Group of Legal Anthropology. Currently, I am the PI of the project on Women's socio-legal justice. (NCN, 2019/33/B/HS5/02863) and I am carrying out two field works on the bottom-up movement of the Circles of Women in Poland, and on the narrative of dreams analysed through the matrix of social dreaming. Recently, I published a book entitled "Judicial Objectivity: Limits, Merits and Beyond", for Peter Lang, Berlin, 2020.

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Martin Škop

Martin Škop is employed as an associate professor at the Department of Legal Theory, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic (PhD in 2004 at Masaryk University in Theoretical Legal Sciences). Martin Škop as a teacher participates in teaching legal philosophy, legal theory, sociology of law and media law. Among his scientific interests belong critical legal studies, law and literature, and sociology of statutory drafting.

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Przemysław Tacik

Przemyslaw Tacik is Assistant Professor at the Institute of European Studies of the Jagiellonian University of Kraków, Poland, and Director of the Nomos: Centre for International Research on Law, Culture and Power. A philosopher, lawyer and sociologist by education, he holds PhDs in philosophy (2014) and international law (2016). He has been a visiting scholar at several universities (i.e. Columbia University, SUNY at Buffalo, Université de Nice, Université Paris-1, Université d’Orléans, Heidelberg Universität, Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, Salzburg Universität and Lisbon University). In his academic work he combines both philosophical and legal perspectives, attempting to approach them from an interdisciplinary angle. His main fields of interest are: in philosophy – contemporary philosophy, Jewish philosophy and animal studies; in law – critical legal studies, international law, human rights law. He has authored four books: Socjologia Zygmunta Baumana (Sociology of Zygmunt Bauman, 2012), Przystąpienie Unii Europejskiej do Europejskiej Konwencji Praw Człowieka (The Accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights, 2017), The Freedom of Lights. Edmond Jabès and Jewish Philosophy of Modernity (Peter Lang 2019), A New Philosophy of Modernity and Sovereignty: Towards Radical Historicisation (Bloomsbury 2021), as well as over 40 articles and one translation of a poetry volume (from French to Polish).

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Monica Thiel

Dr. Monica Thiel is a member of the Academy of Management. Her research articles and case studies are published in peer-reviewed journals. She is a faculty member of the Asian Institute of Management in Metro Manila, Philippines, an associate editor for Frontiers in Psychology, Organizational Psychology, an editorial board member for The International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, and an associate editor, co-editor and author of books about corporate and government responsibility and sustainable development. Monica has professional experience in multinational corporations, nonprofit organizations, small-medium enterprises, government and military in industries such as science, finance, advocacy, healthcare, and research. Her current research interests include Government, Business and Society, Strategic Management and Organizations, Organizational Psychology, Sustainable Development, Governance, Ethics, and Competitiveness.

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Dennis Wassouf

Dennis Wassouf is a PhD student in Legal Theory at Masaryk University in Brno. Currently, he works on his dissertation project - Law and Contemporary Critique of Ideology. His other interests include intersections of law and psychoanalysis, architecture and contemporary philosophy. 

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Rosie Woodhouse

Having a background in art theory and philosophy, Rosie is interested in the interdisciplinary study of law as it intersects with the humanities, political economy, critical theory and social movement studies. She has an LLM in Law & Political Economy from Birkbeck, University of London and is about to start a PhD in relations of power and property in recent configurations of neoliberalism and the state, specifically on how these interface with different modes of the ‘speculative’. Outside of academia Rosie has an ongoing practice as a writer, editor and political organiser. She has contributed to numerous artistic and critical DIY publications, radio programmes and online platforms, and has presented her work at the Critical Legal Conference, London Conference of Critical Thought, MayDay Rooms, Central Saint Martins, Die Städelschule, Housmans Bookshop, Gossamer Fog Gallery, SLSA Annual Conference among others.