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College Lecturer and Fellow in Law, DoS (Law Tripos IA); Affiliated Lecturer

Law Degree (BA) (With Honours), LLM on Civil Law, Civil Procedure Law, Labour Law (With Honours) (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki); LLM (Class I), PhD in Law (Cantab.) [PHD thesis: Collective Labour Rights after the Treaty of Lisbon as an element of the substantive constitutionalisation of EU law]


Labour Law, EU Law, Constitutional theory & Constitutional Law

Current areas of focus: digital forms of collective organisation and action; the value of collective autonomy as inherent prerequisite of systemic democratisation; elements of 'populist constitutionalism' and the constitutional nature of the EU.

CV / Biography

Fotis Vergis is Lecturer and Fellow in Law at Gonville & Caius college, Cambridge.

He studied for his Law Degree and his first LLM (both With Honours) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and for his second LLM and PhD at the University of Cambridge. His PhD research was supported, inter alia, by the Modern Law Review Scholarship. Outputs in recent years include work on collective labour law, migrant workers, and a co-edited publication on the multi-faceted inherent crisis of the EU that has manifested in recent years, with the euro crisis as its first symptom.

Prior to joining Gonille & Caius he was Lecturer in Law at The University of Manchester law school (SoSS/Law), teaching Employment Law and EU law. While there he was also the Course Director for Employment Law between 2017-2022 and the Programme Director for the LLB Law With Politics (2019-2022). Previously he had worked as a Teaching Associate at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law and also supervised for various colleges (Constitutional Law, EU Law, and Labour Law), and, briefly, as a Research and Teaching Assistant at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Labour Law). Before fully committing to academia he was a practising barrister in Greece, working predominantly on labour law.

His work in Manchester was recognised with the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award, the Outstanding Teaching Award, and the Programme of the Year Award (as Programme Director) by the UoM and the Faculty of Humanities. He was also part of the team that was awarded the 'Making a Difference' Award, for ‘The Justice Hub Covid-19 Virtual Vacation Scheme’, an initiative also nominated for the LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards 2021. 

He is a member of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS), the Industrial Law Society (ILS), the Manchester Industrial Relations Society (MIRS) the Academic Network on European Social Charter and Social Rights (RACSE/ANESC). He sits on the Editorial Board of the Greek Labour Law Review (ΕΕργΔ) and on the Scientific Committee of the ‘Moving Labour Collective’ (MLC), a community of academics and researchers working on labour law & related studies open to trade unionists and activists.