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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Our upcoming events

College Committee
19 - 19
Nov Nov
Design project 2019
Tuesday 19 November - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

A temporary display of the College's Design Project 2019 is available to be viewed in the Upper Common Room for members. Come and join us for an informal talk about the project on Tuesday 19 November 2019 from 13:00 to 13:30 in the UCR. 

Courses and Workshops
19 - 19
Nov Nov
Life-Writing Surgery with Sally Bayley and Tony Gray
Tuesday 19 November - 1:15pm to 4:30pm

A free afternoon workshop to help you with your life-writing project. Whether you have nearly completed your magnum opus and need some critical feedback, you are struggling to start and haven’t written a word yet, or whether you’re somewhere in the middle and want help and advice on what from your writing should take—this is the workshop for you. Sally Bayley is the author of Girl with Dove, BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and now on the A levels syllabus.

Lectures and Seminars
19 - 19
Nov Nov
The Weinrebe Lectures in Life-Writing: Lucasta Miller
Tuesday 19 November - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Biographer and critic Lucasta Miller will give this term’s lecture in memory of Harry M Weinrebe, philanthropist and founder of the Dorset Foundation. A former visiting scholar at the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing and Beaufort visiting fellow at Lady Margaret Hall, Lucasta Miller is the author of The Brontë Myth (Jonathan Cape, 2001) and L.E.L.: The Lost Life and Scandalous Death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon (Jonathan Cape, 2019), the Celebrated ‘Female Byron’.