Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr Christos Marneros comes from an interdisciplinary background with studies in Law (LLB (Hons), University of Southampton 2016) and Political Philosophy (MA, Royal Holloway, University of London 2017) and PhD in Law (University of Kent 2020).


He joined Royal Holloway in January 2023. He has previously taught at Kent Law School, University of Kent, as an Assistant Lecturer (2018-2021) and Lecturer in Law (2021-2022) and as a Lecturer in Law (2022) at Lincoln Law School, University of Lincoln. Christos was also a Visiting Scholar in Legal Philosophy at Riga Graduate School of Law, Latvia (as a Visiting Lecturer 2021-2022 and as a Visiting Docent 2022-2023). Since March 2023, Christos is a Fellow of the AdvanceHE (FHEA) after completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Teaching and Learning (Royal Holloway).


In April 2021, Christos was selected as part of the prestigious Blue Book traineeship scheme to complete a four-month traineeship in the European Commission. He worked for the European Commission in Directorate General REFORM (DG REFORM Unit 01: Horizontal Policies), in Athens, Greece. He worked alongside the team responsible for the design and implementation of resilience-enhancing reforms that aim: 1) to ensure sustainable and inclusive growth, 2) to contribute to the EU’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and 3) to improve the quality of public services.


Christos’ current research focuses on the intersections between political theory, legal theory and continental philosophy. In particular, he is examining the critiques that anarchic and anarchist thought unleashes against the law and state mentality. In addition, his research seeks to question and examine how anarchic and anarchist practices, modes of being and thinking can combat ‘the police’ (both as an institution and as a mode of being and thinking).


His latest monograph, titled Human Rights After Deleuze: Towards an An-archic Jurisprudence, is published by Hart Publishing, Bloomsbury. The monograph examines Gilles Deleuze’s critique of human rights and investigates how this critique could function as a fundamental step that points towards an alternative, an-archic jurisprudence beyond the dogmatism of human rights, rights and law more broadly. His book was nominated for the prestigious Political Theory Prize, awarded by the European Consortium for Political Research. Christos is happy to supervise PhDs and dissertations in his areas of interest.


Research Interests:

  • Legal and Political Theory
  • Anarchist and Anarchic Thought
  • Anarchism and the Critique of the Law
  • The question of the Monopoly of Violence of the State and anarchist responses to it
  • Human Rights Philosophies (especially those focused on the critiques of rights).


  • LL3007 Jurisprudence (Convenor in Term 2).
  • LL2002 The Law of Tort.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD, Human RIghts After Deleuze: Towrads an An-archic Jurisrpudence, University of Kent

17 Sept 20175 Nov 2020

Award Date: 1 Dec 2020

Political Philosophy, MA, Royal Holloway, University of London

10 Sept 201610 Sept 2017

Award Date: 1 Nov 2017

Law, LLB (Hons), University of Southampton

23 Sept 201316 Jun 2016

Award Date: 16 Jun 2016

External positions

Member of the Nomos Centre for International Research on Law, Culture and Power, Faculty of International and Political Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Visiting Docent in Legal Philosophy, Riga Graduate School of Law

External Collaborator of the ‘Laboratory of Political/Social Theory and Post-Structuralism of the Post-Graduation Program in Applied Social Sciences', State University of Ponta Grossa

Member, The LEX Network - Law, Gender and Sexuality

Member of the Centre For Critical Thought, University of Kent