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Dr Marinos Diamantides, Reader in Law (LL.B Athens; LL.M Lancaster; Ph.D. London) has taught at Lancaster University, the London School of Economics and, since 1995, at the School of Law at Birkbeck where he has served in various administrative posts including as Assistant Dean for international Links and (Acting) Head of the Law Dept. He is currently Director of Studies of the Law Dept. and Director of the ‘LLM Constitutional Law, Theory and Politics’ programme.

His ongoing research interests lie at the intersection of public law, metaphysical traditions and social and political theories. He most recently co-wrote Political Theology – Demystifying the Universal (Edinburgh University Press 2017). He is currently working on a monograph on the theologically-infected western tradition of opposing legal and political theories of sovereignty which, he argues, have the effect of masking managerialism. Earlier work proposed a new field of study which he terms ‘comparative historicised political theologies'. He is also known for his work on the potential impact of Emmanuel Levinas's ethical philosophy on jurisprudential and political problems

He has received awards and grants from the Association for Socio-Legal Studies, the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust and has been a fellow at Law Schools in the USA (Berkeley, Cardozo), Japan (Kyoto) and Israel (Hebrew University).  His working languages are Greek, English, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Arabic and Italian.