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

Dr Jufang Wang’s current research concentrates on digital media platforms, media policy and Internet governance, news and journalism, and wider issues concerning China.

Previously, Jufang worked for over 16 years at CRI (China’s equivalent of BBC World Service), where she held positions including vice director of news of CRI Online and chief correspondent of CRI Mexico Bureau. Among her publications are a well-received monograph, titled The way of the BBC: core values and global strategies (BBC之道) (2013) and hundreds of articles in Chinese major newspapers and websites.

Jufang got her PhD in Media and Communication from Warwick University. Her doctoral thesis examines the implications of digital media platforms for news and shaping public opinion in China. She also holds a MSc in Politics and Communication from LSE and a Master’s degree in International Relations from Peking University. Jufang has been an academic visitor at the BBC (2011) and at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford University (2014). She is engaged as deputy director of the Programme in Platforms, Governance, and Global Society within the Research Cluster Law, Justice and Society at Wolfson College, Oxford.

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The latest from Wolfson College

Aamer Sarfraz portrait photo
7 August 2020
Aamer Sarfraz appointed to the House of Lords

Wolfson congratulates Aamer Sarfraz on his appointment by The Queen as a member of the House of Lords.

George Smith portrait photo
5 August 2020
Professor George Smith Honoured by Royal Society

Congratulations to Professor George Smith, FRS, who has been awarded the Armourers & Brasiers' Company Prize 2020

Balcony view from the Harbour lawn
8 July 2020
Refurbishment of the balcony

This project has been given the go-ahead as part of the Estates Strategy to improve our College buildings and environment.

Our upcoming events

Parties and Dinners
12 - 12
Sep Sep
Degree Day
Saturday 12 September - 11:00am to 3:30pm

Preceding the degree ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre at 14:30, the College hosts the Signing of the Graces and a celebratory reception for our graduands and their family and friends. This event is by invitation only; please see the degree days page on our website for further information. 

Lectures and Seminars
05 - 05
Nov Nov
Margaret Oliphant and Oxford
Thursday 5 November - 1:30pm

Merryn Williams is a poet and critic. Her latest works are The Fragile Bridge: New and Selected Poems (Shoestring Press) and Mansfield Park Revisited (Plas Gwyn Books). At present she is collecting poems about the pandemic and the lockdown. Merryn is a long-standing member of Wolfson's Common Room.

Parties and Dinners
14 - 14
Nov Nov
Degree Day
Saturday 14 November - 11:00am to 3:30pm

Preceding the degree ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre at 14:30, the College hosts the Signing of the Graces and a celebratory reception for our graduands and their family and friends. This event is by invitation only; please see the degree days page on our website for further information.