PGG People

Find out who is involved in the PGG programme.

Denis Galligan

Director of the PGG Programme

Denis Galligan is Director of the Law Justice and Society Research Cluster at Wolfson College, University of Oxford. He was the first Professor of Socio-Legal Studies at Oxford University, a position he held from 1993 to 2017. He was during that period a Professorial Fellow of Wolfson College. He was for many years the Jean Monnet Professor of European Public Law at the Universita’ degli Studi di Siena and a Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. His research interests and publications are centred on law in society, with particular emphasis on public and constitutional law.

Among his published works are Discretionary Powers (Oxford University Press 1987); Due Process and Fair Procedures (Oxford University Press 1997); Law in Modern Society (Oxford University Press 2007); Constitutions and the Classics (Oxford University Press 2013, ed.); Social and Political Foundations of Constitutions (Cambridge University Press 2015, ed. with Mila Versteeg); and Constitution in Crisis: The New Putney Debates(IBTauris 2017, ed. with Phil Dines). His current research interests have two main directions. One focuses on models of governance with particular but not exclusive reference to constitutions; the other the social understanding of law.

Jufang Wang

Deputy Director of the PGG Programme

Jufang Wang is nearing completion of a PhD at Warwick University. Her thesis examines the implications of digital media platforms for China’s public opinion control. Previously, she worked for many years at CRI (China’s equivalent of BBC World Service), where she held positions including vice director of news of CRI Online, executive producer of two radio current affairs programs, and chief correspondent of CRI Mexico Bureau. She has been an academic visitor at the BBC (2011) and at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford University (2014).

Jufang has published extensively in Chinese. Among her publications are a well-received monograph, titled The way of the BBC: core values and global strategies (BBC之道) (2013), and a number of academic papers and hundreds of articles on Chinese major newspapers and websites. Her current research concentrates on digital media, online platforms, Internet governance, and wider issues concerning China. She holds a MSc in Politics and Communication from LSE and a Master’s degree in International Relations from Peking University.

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Art Exhibition
19 - 19
Jan Jan
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Sunday 19 January - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Monday 20 January - 10:00am to Friday 13 March - 7:00pm

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21 - 21
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Mixed Circuits
Tuesday 21 January - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Mixed Circuits are organised by the Boat Club and run every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 PM all year round in the Games Room. Free and open to all members of college, the sessions are great for rowers keeping fit in the off-season, as a supplement to regular training, or for non-rowers who want to get a bit of exercise while seeing the enthusiasm of the Boat Club first-hand. The workout consists of a few sets of “body-weight” exercises, including crunches, press-ups, squats, etc.