Dr Igor Stramignoni

Dr Igor Stramignoni

Assistant Professor of Law

Department of Law

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New Academic Building 7.34
Key Expertise

About me

Please note: Igor Stramignoni is on leave during Lent and Summer term 2019

Dr Igor Stramignoni is a full-time member of the Law Department. He practiced law for high profile law firms in Rome and undertook advanced legal studies at Cornell Law School and at Oxford University before moving on to academia. His research interests combine insights from history, anthropology, literature, and contemporary philosophical thought, to expose key aspects of Western legal knowledge across the world. He is the author of numerous publications in major law journals, including The Journal of Legal History, Law and Critique, Rivista Critica di Diritto Privato, Utah Law Review, and Cardozo Law Review. At LSE, Dr Stramignoni has been a member of the Management Committee of the Gender Institute (from 1997 to 1999), and the Director and Admission Tutor of the LLF Programme (until 2008). Beside teaching at the LSE, Dr Stramignoni has lectured at the University of Rome I “La Sapienza”, at Oxford University, and at Nanzan University in Japan. In 2008-9 he was Visiting Professor at the University of Paris I “Pantheon-Sorbonne”.

Administrative support: Lewina Coote

External activities

Dr Igor Stramignoni is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Law in Context.

Research interests

I am interested in social and cultural narratives of the present and in the way they highlight the limits of language in bringing about the legal-institutional arrangements that we have in Western Europe and beyond. In my work I am sceptical of many all too common conceptual understandings of the legal subject and of the legally “other”, and call for a poetics of comparison capable of being responsive to the ever increasing difficulty of being-in-the-world.



 Book review: Anti-Nietzsche. LSE Review of Books (12 Nov 2012) Blog Entry

'Seizing Truths: Art, Politics, Law', in O. Ben-Dor (ed.), Law and Art: Justice, Ethics and Aesthetics (Routledge, 2011), pp. 73 - 92

'The Gaze of Comparison' ('Le regard de la comparaison'), in P. Legrand (ed.) Comparer les droits, résolument (Paris: PUF, 2009), pp. 147 - 178

'Badiou's Nocturnal Jurisprudence' 29 Cardozo Law Review 2361-2393 (2008)

'Categories and Concepts: Mapping Maps in Western Legal Thought' 1 International Journal of Law in Context 411–426 (2005)

'Francesco’s Devilish Venus: Notations on Legal Space'  41 California Western Law Review 147–240 (2004)

‘At the Margins of the History of English Law The Institutional, the Political and the “Blotted Out”’, 22 Legal Studies 420-447 (2002)

'At the Dawn of Part Performance : a Hypothesis' 18 The Journal of Legal History 32-46 (1997)