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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Thursday 21 May - 6:00pm to 7:00pm


Further details including title and abstract to follow. Launched in 1990 to celebrate the 80th birthday of the College's Founding President, Sir Isaiah Berlin, the Berlin Lecture is in his own field of study, the history of ideas. Each Trinity Term, we welcome speakers of the stature of Professor Amartya Sen, Professor Roy Foster, Professor Timothy Garton Ash, Michael Ignatieff and Baroness Helena Kennedy.