Keynote Speakers

Daniela Gandorfer


Daniela Gandorfer is an award winning legal theorist, director, and creative working on future governance and community-building at the intersection of new digital tech, climate change, future legal systems. She is an Assistant Professor at Westminster University Law School, focusing on blockchain-governance and emerging normativites. Her research focuses on scientific and technological frontier spaces – such as quantum physics, blockchain technology & Web3, and psychedelics – and their implications for future governance. Her book (forthcoming Duke UP) on future legal structures won the Ascina Young Scientist Award for excellence in scientific publication. Daniela also co-edited the Research Handbook in Law and Literature (Edward Elgar, with Peter Goodrich and Cecilia Gebruers) as well as the Theory & Event special issue “Matterphorical” (with Zulaikha Ayub). She  is co-editor of the Discourses of Law book series (Routledge), editorial board member of Law and Literature, deputy director of the Westminster Law and Theory Lab, and Special Advisor of Artificial Intelligence for the Global Research Network Think Tank. She holds a PhD from Princeton University.

Peter Goodrich


Peter Goodrich is Professor of Law and Director of the Program in Law and Humanities at Cardozo School of Law, and Visiting Professor in the School of Social Science, NYU Abu Dhabi. He is an ardent advocate of argute alliterations and of the silent p, as in raspberry, Ptolemy, psittacist or rhubarb. Chef, film-maker, essayist, he is author most recently of Advanced Introduction to Law and Literature, a study of jurisliterature, and of Vision in Decision: On the Judicial Use of Images, which manifested in late 2023.

Kojo Koram


Dr Kojo Koram is a Reader in Law at Birkbeck School of Law, University of London. Prior to this role, he was a Lecturer at the School of Law at the University of Essex (2016-2018). He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2011, and received his PhD in 2017, which was awarded the Julien Mezey Dissertation Award by the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities. In 2022, he published his debut book Uncommon Wealth: Britain and the Aftermath of Empire (John Murray, 2022), which was nominated for the 2022 Orwell Prize for Political Writing. 

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