Mikołaj Szafrański

PhD Student in Law

LSE Law School

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Key Expertise
public international law, waste management law, law & political economy

About me

Thesis title

'International law and global waste governance: the making and discarding of smartphones'


Professor Susan Marks and Dr Margot Salomon

Research interests

international law, international economic law, international environmental law, critical legal theory, material culture studies, science and technology studies, circular economy, extractivism, degrowth

Mikołaj holds an LLB from the University of Glasgow and an LLM from the London School of Economics. His doctoral research concerns the role of international law in the proliferation of modern waste. He seeks to challenge the conventional portrayal of international law as a restrainer of waste generation and exchange and to propose, instead, that law is implicated in facilitating these processes. His investigation has a grounding in material culture, and asks how various legal discourses configure the waste footprint of the lifecycle of a smartphone. 


Book Review: Politics and Expertise: How to Use Science in a Democratic Society by Zeynep Pamuk, (LSE Review of Books, 25 February 2022) [link]

‘“Britain’s Project” problematised’ (medium.com, 21 March 2021)  [link]