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Bernard Keenan

  • Overview

    Overview

    Biography

    Dr Bernard Keenan is from Belfast and lives in London. He joined Birkbeck in 2017 having completed his PhD in law at the London School of Economics. Prior to his PhD he worked for five years at Wilson Solicitors in Tottenham, representing migrants and refugees and working on complex national security cases. He has published articles on law and politics in newspapers and has discussed national security, immigration, and surveillance powers on television and radio. He is interested in theorising law as a form of artificial intelligence. 

    Qualifications

    • PhD, LSE, 2017
    • LLM , LSE, 2008
    • LLB Law and Politics, Queen's University Belfast, 2006

    Professional memberships

    • Solicitor (not practising)

    ORCID

    0000-0003-1978-8822
  • Research

    Research

    Research interests

    • Law and technology
    • Law, secrecy, and security
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Social theory
    • Systems theory
    • Media theory
  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching

    Supervision

    Proposals for doctoral research are welcomed from students interested in thinking critically at the intersection of law and technology. 

    Current doctoral researchers

    • GABRIELLA MCGROGAN
  • Publications

    Publications

    Article

  • Business and community

    Business and community

    Media

    I am happy to receive enquiries from the media on the following topics:

    • National security law
    • Law and new technologies
    • Surveillance
    • Systems theory