Dr Luis GÓMEZ ROMERO
Position: Senior Lecturer
Qualifications: Licenciatura en Derecho (Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico); Diploma de Estudios Avanzados
(Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain); PhD (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
Phone: +61 2 4221 4131
Luis Gómez Romero joined the School of Law at the University of Wollongong in June 2013. Prior to this, Luis developed a postdoctoral research project at the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI) at McGill University (Montreal, Canada). While at McGill, Luis co-edited with Ian Dahlman a special issue of Law Text Culture (volume 16, 2012) that addressed comics as a distinct source of legal theory and legal ideology.
In 2009, Luis finished his PhD. in Jurisprudence at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid with a dissertation titled “Fantasía, Distopía y Justicia: La Saga de Harry Potter como Instrumento para la Enseñanza de los Derechos Humanos” (“Fantasy, Dystopia and Justice: Harry Potter's saga as an Instrument for Teaching Human Rights”). His dissertation was published and recognized with an award by the Spanish Youth Institute for its importance regarding the needs and reality of Spanish youth.
Luis holds a ‘Licenciatura en Derecho’ (LLB), which he pursued at the Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico. He practiced law in Mexico, where he achieved several years of experience in litigation, consultancy and legal and policy research. He was a high level policy advisor to Mexican President Vicente Fox’s transitional government.
Luis has taught in the areas of jurisprudence, constitutional law, international law, legal research and human rights in several universities in Mexico, Spain, Colombia and Canada. He is a member of the ‘consejo asesor’ (advisory board) of Isonomía, the leading Legal Theory and Jurisprudence journal in the Spanish-speaking world. Luis is also a member of the Legal Intersections Research Centre at the University of Wollongong. His main research interests are Human Rights; Political Theory; Cultural Studies; Utopianism; Law and Literature; Law and Popular Culture; Critical Legal Theory and Feminist Jurisprudence. He has published the following books:
Fantasía, Distopía y Justicia: La Saga de Harry Potter como Instrumento para la Enseñanza de los Derechos Humanos. Madrid: Ministerio de Sanidad, Política Social e Igualdad/Instituto de la Juventud, 2011.
El Tiempo de los Débiles: Garantismo y Literatura. Mexico: Porrúa/ Escuela Libre de Derecho/ Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2008.
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