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Brian Christopher Jones

Lecturer in Law, University of Sheffield

Brian joined Sheffield in January 2020, after holding lecturer positions at the University of Dundee (2017-19) and Liverpool Hope University (2015-16). Before this, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Law Department at Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan (2012-2015). Currently he is co-convenor of the Public Law Section for the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS), and also serve as Deputy Director of Internationalisation for the School of Law at Sheffield.

Brian's research primarily focuses on public law, touching on aspects of constitutional theory, socio-legal studies, civil disobedience and law & culture. He has published in high quality journals from around the world, such as: International Journal of Constitutional Law, Public Law, Legal Studies, Parliamentary Affairs, Statute Law Review, King's Law Journal, Wisconsin Law Review, and the Hong Kong Law Journal, amongst others. I have a forthcoming book monograph with Edward Elgar: Constitutional Idolatry and Democracy: Challenging the Infatuation with Writtenness (2020). He has also recently edited a collection with Routledge, entitled: Law and Politics of the Taiwan Sunflower and Hong Kong Umbrella Movements (2017).

Brian work has been cited by former President of the UK Supreme Court, Lady Hale, in addition to media outlets such as: the New York Times, The Economist and the Wall St. Journal.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Public Law, Liverpool Hope University


  • 2012 
    University of Stirling, PhD / Law