Faculty

Law Faculty

anzhelaDr Anzhela Cedelle
Said Buisness School
University of Oxford, UK

 Dr Anzhela Cedelle (nee Yevgenyeva) is a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation. She conducts research on various aspects of taxation and EU law with a particular interest in the intersection of these two fields. Anzhela lectures on tax law issues for postgraduate students at the University of Oxford and the Queen Mary University of London, and she teaches EU Law for undergraduate students at Oxford colleges. She is the Managing Editor of the looseleaf encyclopedia D. Vaughan and A. Robertson (eds.), The Law of the EU (Oxford University Press), and one of the convenors of the Oxford EU Law Discussion Group and CBT Tax Research Seminars.

marionMarion Vannier
Centre for Criminology
University of Oxford, UK

Marion is a D.Phil candidate in criminology at the Centre for Criminology, Oxford. In 2014, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Center For The Study of Law and Society, University California-Berkeley.Marion holds a joint LL.B from King’s College, London and Paris I, La Sorbonne, an LL.M from Georgetown University Law Center, and an M.Sc from the University of Oxford.Prior to starting her D.Phil, Marion passed the New York and Paris bars and worked at Linklaters LLP and White & Case LLP on various areas of international law. She then joined a defence team before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (located in Tanzania). Upon her return to France, Marion was appointed advisory judge (juge assesseur) by the UNHCR before the French Asylums appeals court (Cour Nationale de Droit d’Asile).

pitkethlyDr Robert Pitkethly
St Peter’s College
University of Oxford, UK

Dr Robert Pitkethly, MBA INSEAD, MA DPhil Oxf, MSc Stirling, teaches on the 1st year General Management course as well as teaching Strategic Management and Management of Intellectual Property.
He has been a visiting fellow at the Institute of Intellectual Property and the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy in Tokyo and a research fellow of Cambridge University’s Judge Institute of Management Studies where he carried out research into the acquisition of UK companies by foreign companies. He has worked both as a Patent Attorney and as a Management Consultant with a wide range of industries. His current research interests bridge the fields of strategic management and intellectual property and include managerial aspects of intellectual property policy.

 

jasiniDr Rudina Jasini
Centre for Criminology
University of Oxford

Rudina Jasini read for a DPhil in Law. She successfully defended her doctoral thesis on 5 November 2015. Her doctoral research centres on the participation of victims of gross violations of human rights as civil parties in international criminal proceedings, and is supervised by Professor Carolyn Hoyle. In the course of her DPhil, Rudina has pursued a Visiting Researcher programme both at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (2012) and at Harvard Law School (2013). Rudina has taught tutorials in Public International Law and International Criminal Law at New College and Christ Church at Oxford University. She is the recipient of numerous academic awards and the author of several peer-reviewed articles on international justice. She has presented her work at various conferences and symposiums, including at the University of Cambridge, Harvard Law School, Columbia University, New York University, The New School, the 14th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology in The Hague, as well as on a range of other occasions. In April 2015, Rudina was selected as member on the ILA International Committee on Complementarity in International Criminal Law.

 

hawkinsProfessor Keith Hawkins
Professor emeritus of Law and Society
Fellow of Oriel College
Faculty of Law, University of Oxford (UK)

Keith Hawkins is Professor Emeritus of Law and Society at Oxford University, Fellow Emeritus of Oriel College, Oxford, and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Risk and Regulation at the London School of Economics. His research is concerned with the sociology of legal processes, and specifically with legal decision-making.
His work has mostly been conducted in areas of criminal justice and in governmental regulation, especially in environmental protection and occupational health and safety.

 

stefanProfessor Stefan Enchelmaier Professor of European and Comparative Law
Lincoln College
University of Oxford (UK)

Professor Enchelmaier studied law, philosophy, and Latin at the Universities of Cologne, Hamburg, and Edinburgh; obtained his doctorate from the University of Bonn with a thesis on European competition law, and his habilitation from the University of Munich with a thesis on comparative Anglo-German personal property law. After a stint in practice, he held posts in Oxford (1997-2003); Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich (2003-2008); and York (2008-2013). His research interests are in comparative corporate insolvency, comparative company law, and European Union economic law. He is involved in the teaching of company and corporate insolvency law, European Union law, Roman law, and contract law.

 

catherineDr Catherine MacKenzie
Fellow and University Lecturer in Law
Selwyn College
University of Cambridge (UK)

Dr Catherine MacKenzie is a lawyer with particular interests in international law and international environmental law. Formerly as Research Fellow at the University of Oxford (UK), she graduated from Oxford, the Inns of Court School of Law, Sydney, and the Australian National University, at which she completed her PhD in law as a Commonwealth Scholar. She is a member of the Bar of England and Wales and of the High Court of Australia and before being appointed to Oxford, was employed by Allen & Overy, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.

She is currently working on the relationship between international law, the rule of law and environmental protection. She has particular interests in international forest law, the implementation and enforcement of environmental obligations by international courts and tribunals and the relationship between international environmental law and international humanitarian law. She also enjoys implementing the fruits of her research in challenging areas: she has served as a rule of law monitor with the United Nations Mission in Liberia and she now advises on the establishment of the first law school for women in Saudi Arabia.

 

nikolaosDr Nikolaos Theodorakis
Faculty of Law
University of Oxford, UK

Nikolaos Theodorakis is a Lecturer at the Oxford University Foreign Service Programme, Junior Research Fellow at Pembroke College, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Kellogg College. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge where he focused on issues of Corporate Compliance, Liability and Regulation. He holds degrees from the University of Athens (LL.B.), University of Cambridge (M.Phil.) and University College London (LL.M.). His research agenda currently spans across three pillars: different forms of Financial Crime and how they intertwine with International Development; effective regulatory regimes for banking institutions and corporations; and relevant compliance strategies pertaining to International Trade and Competition Law.

 

abbasiDr Zubair Abbasi
Faculty of Law
University of Oxford, UK

Zubair Abbasi completed his doctorate from the Faculty of Law, Oxford University. The focus of his doctoral thesis was on the transplantation of English legal system in colonial India and the interaction between Islamic law (Fiqh) and English law in this process. He conducted a case study of the developments in Islamic waqf law under the British legal system by analysing the jurisprudence developed in the judgments of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and various Indian High Courts. His research revealed the crucial role played by Muslim lawyers, judges, ‘ulama’, and politicians in the formation of Anglo-Muhammadan Law (later called Muslim Personal Law). It showed how they simultaneously negotiated and collaborated with, and resisted the colonial administrators in the making and operation of the new Indian legal system.

 

 

Economics Faculty

ferreroDr Andrea Ferrero
Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Tutorial Fellow, Trinity College
University of Oxford (UK)

Dr Ferrero is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Trinity College. He holds a BA in Economics from Bocconi University, an MSc in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and a PhD in Economics from New York University.

Before joining Oxford, Andrea spent seven years in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, first as an Economist and then as a Senior Economist. His research interests are in International Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics. He has worked on policy options in a currency union, the determinants and implications of global imbalances, and the macroeconomics impact of the Fed unconventional policies. His current research focuses on the consequences of the demographic transition for monetary and fiscal policy.

 

cassidyDr Rachel Cassidy
St Antony’s College
University of Oxford (UK)

Rachel Cassidy is affiliated to the Development Economics research group in the University of Oxford (UK), which is part of a large and active community of researchers within Oxford analysing development issues from both a theoretical and an empirical perspective. Many group members are associated with the Centre for the Study of African Economies and work closely with colleagues in the department for International development. In collaboration with CSAE, the research group supports researchers and students in undertaking field research in developing countries, in Africa and elsewhere.

 

wissonMr James Wisson
St Anne’s College
University of Oxford, UK

James is a doctoral candidate in economics at St Anne’s College, Oxford University. His thesis title is ‘Essays in Behavioural Economics’ and he also received his Masters in Economics at St Anne’s College, obtaining a distinction. James has taught in a number of positions within the university including St John’s College, Lady Margaret Hall, and University College.
 

 

PPE Faculty

 

maloneDr Chris Malone
The Queen’s College
University of Oxford, UK

Chris Malone is a Lecturer in International Relations at the Queen’s College, University of Oxford, and a Lecturer in Philosophy at Imperial College London. He also teaches courses for New York’s Fordham University and Oxford’s Department for Continuing Education. Prior to completing his doctoral studies at Oxford University’s Faculty of Philosophy, he studied for both undergraduate and Master’s degrees at the University of Durham (UK). His main research interests are in moral and political philosophy, international relations, and theories of group agency and responsibility.

 

castagnoliAssoc. Prof Luca Castagnoli
Faculty of Philosophy
University of Oxford, UK

Luca Castagnoli is an Associate Professor of Ancient Greek Philosophy at the University of Oxford, and a Stavros Niarchos Foundation Fellow of Oriel College. Having studied philosophy at the University of Bologna and the University of California, Berkeley, Luca obtained a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Cambridge. He was a Research Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and then a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Ancient Philosophy at Durham University for eight years, before moving to Oxford. He has published one monograph on ancient self-refutation arguments (CUP 2010) and some two dozen articles on a variety of ancient philosophical subjects. He is working on his next two monographs, on Greek logic and ancient philosophical theories of memory, and editing The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Logic. He teaches ancient philosophy and ethics for Oriel College, and gives lectures on a variety of ancient philosophical topics for the Faculty of Philosophy.
 

 

Business & Legal English Faculty

wechslerRachel Wechsler
Faculty of Law
University of Oxford, UK

Rachel Wechsler is currently studying for her PhD at the Centre for Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. Prior to this she was a Juris Doctor at the University of Pennsylvania, and obtained a Wharton Certificate in Business and Public Policy. Her research focuses on the experiences of human trafficking victims with the criminal justice process in the Netherlands. Prior to coming to Oxford, Rachel practiced law at Latham & Watkins LLP in New York.

 

 

Natural Science Faculty

robinsonDr Martin Robinson
OCCAM, Mathematical Institute
University of Oxford, UK

Dr Robinson is a Postgraduate Research Assistant currently working on multiscale reaction-diffusion modelling in the Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics (OCCAM) at the University of Oxford. Before this he was a Marie Curie Experianced Researcher (Postdoc) working on multiphase simulations of fluid-particle systems in the Multiscale Mechanics Group at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. He completed his PhD on “Mixing and Turbulence using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics” in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash University, Australia, under the supervision of Prof. Joseph Monaghan and Dr. Paul Cleary.

 

grauDr Bernardo Cuenca Grau
Department of Computer Science
Oriel College
University of Oxford, UK

Bernardo Cuenca Grau is a Full Professor of Computer Science and a Supernumerary Fellow at Oriel College. He also holds a prestigious University Research Fellowship awarded by the Royal Society. Professor Cuenca Grau joined the Department of Computer Science from the University of Manchester. His research interests are in Artificial Intelligence and Information Systems; in particular, his research focuses on logics for Knowledge Representation, semantics-based technologies, and their applications. His research covers a wide spectrum within these areas, which includes theory and foundations, algorithm design, tool development, technology standards, and end-user applications. He has published over 100 articles in leading academic journals and conferences.

 

kremnitserDr Kobi Kremnitzer
Mathematical Institute
Oriel College
University of Oxford, UK

Dr Kobi Kremnizer’s areas of research are geometry, algebra and mathematical physics. Highly intra-disciplinary research includes geometric representation theory, non-commutative algebraic geometry, analytic geometry, homotopy type theory and mathematical approaches to quantum eld theory. An associate professor in Oxford and tutorial fellow in Oriel college since 2009. Before that he was at MIT and at the University of Chicago. From 2005 to 2009 he was the principle investigator (PI) on a large NSF grant focusing on non-commutative algebraic geometry and its applications to representation theory. In Oxford he has forged strong links between the research groups in algebra, geometry,
number theory and math physics and with the department of computer sciences. He is the Oxford PI on an EPSRC programme grant “Symmetries and Correspondences” joint between the university of Oxford and the university of Nottingham, an investigator on D. Joyce’s EPSRC programme grant, and a senior member of the Centre for Quantum Mathematics and Computation in Oxford. He was the organiser of the homotopy type theory programme in Oxford (September to December 2014) in which V. Voevodsky (Fields Medalist) is the senior researcher and a term long lecturer. He has organised 9 international conferences, including a recent Clay Math Institute (CMI) conference in July 2014 and a workshop on the homotopy type theory programme in November 2014. He was one of the organisers of the 2015 workshop in Oxford on Mochizuki’s work on the abc conjecture.

 

nollerDr Johannes Noller
Department of Physics
The Queen’s College
University of Oxford, UK

After growing up in Germany and Scotland, Johannes read physics and philosophy at Oxford and then moved on to obtain a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Imperial College London. In 2012 he returned to Oxford as a Postdoc in the Department of Physics. His research focuses on understanding gravity. He’s particularly interested in the accelerated expansion of the universe of modified gravity/dark energy and inflation. Johannes is also a Junior Fellow and Tutor at Queen’s College, Oxford.
 

 

Academic Writing & English Literature Faculty

maskellDr David Maskell
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages
Emeritus Fellow of Oriel College
University of Oxford, UK

Dr David Maskell specialises in combining the academic and practical aspects of French theatre studies. His English verse translations of Voltaire’s Mahomet and Zaïreand an adaptation of La Châtelaine de Vergi were recently performed in Oxford. He has also translated Le Jeu d’Adam and Racine’s Esther, as well as Poliziano’s Orfeofrom the Italian.

He has a special interest in African and Caribbean theatre in French and has collaborated with the Oxford Francophone theatre group in adaptations of Une Saison au Congo by Aimé Césaire, and of plays about Shaka Zulu by Léopold-Sédar Senghor, Seydou Badian Kouyaté, and Senouvou Agbota Zinsou.

 

tarrBronwyn Tarr
Department of Experimental Psychology
University of Oxford, UK

Bronwyn is originally from Namibia and previously studied Evolutionary Biodiversity and Zoology at the University of Cape Town, completing her honours research on cooperative breeding in Naked Mole Rats. At Oxford she graduated with a masters in Environmental Change and Management, where she took the opportunity to explore social science research skills (her thesis looked at art and environmental education). In 2015 Bronwyn completed her doctoral research in Robin Dunbar’s research lab, focussing on a topic which incorporates her love of dance and performance with her interest in evolution and sociality.

 

robertsonCole Robertson
Department of Experimental Psychology
University of Oxford, UK

Cole is interested in the effects that diverse linguistic structures may have on human cognition, communication, and sociality. Prior to completing his MSc Cole read a BA in liberal arts, with a focus on literature, and then worked for several years as a journalist. Coming from this background in the humanities, he interested in the evolution of language and particularly the light this may shed on the study of contemporary literature, poetry and drama. Whilst Cole is based in the Department of Experimental Psychology at Oxford, he is currently reading for a PhD at the Max Planck International Research School for Language Sciences in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. His research focuses on language and social cognition, and the effects of tense structure on future planning and the temporal perception.