Queen Mary University, United Kingdom

Dimitri Van Den Meerssche

Dimitri Van Den Meerssche is a Lecturer in Law and Fellow of the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS) at Queen Mary University of London. His research studies the impact of new digital technologies on global security governance. He is interested in the forms of inequality and exclusion enacted by practices of algorithmic governance, and how these practices impact political subjectivity and the prospects of collective action (this agenda is set out in a recent article in the European Journal of International Law). Together with Fleur Johns and Gavin Sullivan, he is currently co-editing a volume on Global Governance by Data – Infrastructure of Algorithmic Rule (CUP).Dimitri also writes on the changing practices and politics of international law in international organisations. In this field, he recent published his first book – The World Bank’s Lawyers: The Life of International Law as Institutional Practice (OUP).

Dimitri has a strong interest in developing new methodological and (post)critical approaches to international law, around which he is currently organising a new lecture series – Underworlds – and has convened a number of symposia (most recently on the multiple materialisms of international law). Dimitri is a founding committee member of the ESIL Interest Group on International Law and Technologyan Affiliated Fellow at the Institute for International Law and Justice (IILJ) at New York University (NYU), and an Associate Fellow as the T.M.C. Asser Institute. Dimitri holds a PhD and an LLM in International Law from the European University Institute, an LLM from NYU as Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF) Fellow, and a Master of Laws degree from Ghent University (Summa Cum Laude).