Visiting Fellows Programme 2021

Applications for the 2021 Visiting Fellows Programme are now open.

The fellowship programme is set up to support junior scholars (PhD students and postdocs) who wish to undertake a short-term research stay at the institute. The scheme is open to all working broadly on interdisciplinary topics at the intersections between law, the humanities and the social sciences. Focusing on critical and theoretical approaches, the institute aims to bring together a diverse group of scholars who read and think widely across fields, contexts and disciplines.

We particularly welcome applications from those working on projects that connect with our own core interests. Currently, these include:

  • Legal Futures and Futurity
  • Law and New Technologies
  • Law and the Life Sciences
  • Theories of Justice and Histories of the Judiciary
  • Law, Art and Politics

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 30 September 2020. Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Steven Howe (

Further details can be found via the links below. 

2021 Guidelines for Applicants

2021 Application Form

Visiting Fellows 2020

Alexander Damianos

Project: The Technofossil: A Media Geology of the Anthropocene

Alexander Damianos is an ESRC funded PhD candidate at the London School of Economics law department. He holds an MSc in Law, Anthropology and Society from the LSE and a BA in Critical & Visual Studies from Pratt Institute. For the past three years, he has been conducting ethnographic research into the ongoing effort to define the Anthropocene as a formal geological unit. This includes extended participant observation of the Anthropocene Working Group, a team of geologists, Earth System scientists, chemists, historians of science and one lawyer, who have been commissioned to investigate whether there is a sufficient geological foundation to the Anthropocene hypothesis. In 2019, he was the recipient of the Simon Roberts Modern Law Review Scholarship. Prior to commencing the PhD, he was researcher at Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin.

Fernando Liendo Tagle

Project: Legal Journals, Universities and Legal Disciplines. Interrelationships Across Half a Century (1836-1883)

Fernando Liendo Tagle studied Law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He has worked as a lawyer in dispute resolution and arbitration, and as legal advisor to organizations dedicated to the protection of historical heritage in Peru. In Spain, he participated in a European Commission project dedicated to a network of mediation and dispute resolution within the single market.

Fernando holds a Master's degree in Public Law from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and is currently completing a dissertation - as holder of a full doctoral scholarship from the Spanish government - on “The Legal Press in the Formation and Teaching of Legal Disciplines and University Studies in Nineteenth Century Spain”.