Dr Fotis Vergis
- College positions:
FellowCollege Lecturer in LawDirector of Studies in Law
- Subjects: Law
Law Degree (BA) (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki); LLM on Civil Law, Civil Procedure Law, Labour Law (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki); LLM (University of Cambridge); PhD in Law [Collective Labour Rights after the Treaty of Lisbon as an element of the substantive constitutionalisation of EU law] (University of Cambridge)
Labour Law, EU Law, Constitutional Theory
My 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.
On the labour law front, I currently work on digital forms of collective organisation and action, and on examining the value of collective autonomy as inherent prerequisite of systemic democratisation. On the EU and constitutional theory side, I have recently worked on a collaborative project examining elements of ‘populist constitutionalism’, and intend to continue work on assessing the constitutional nature of the EU.
Inter alia, I am 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). I sit 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 and related studies open to trade unionists and activists.
Labour Law, Constitutional Law, EU Law
I joined Gonville & Caius from Manchester, where I was Lecturer in Law at The University of Manchester law school (SoSS/Law), teaching Employment Law and EU law. While there I was also the Course Director for Employment Law between 2017-2022 and the Programme Director for the LLB Law With Politics (2019-2022). Before Manchester I 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 I was a practising barrister in Greece, working predominantly on labour law.
Awards and prizes
Outstanding Teaching Award, Humanities Outstanding Staff Awards for Teaching, Learning and Student Experience, The University of Manchester (2021)
Outstanding Academic Advisor Award, Humanities Outstanding Staff Awards for Teaching, Learning and Student Experience, The University of Manchester (2021)
Programme of the Year Award (as Programme Director), Humanities Outstanding Staff Awards for Teaching, Learning and Student Experience, The University of Manchester (2021)
'Making a Difference' Award for Outstanding Public and Community Engagement Initiative, University of Manchester (2021)
(member of the team for ‘The Justice Hub Covid-19 Virtual Vacation Scheme’. Team also nominated for the LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards 2021)
Modern Law Review Scholarship (2013-2015)
Hughes Hall Bursary (2011-2014)
E.M Burnett Prize, Hughes Hall (2011)
Municipality of Kavala (Greece) Scholarship (2000)
(2019, CUP) The Crisis behind the Crisis: The Eurocrisis as a multidimensional failure of the EU (Joint editor and author with Dr. Eva Nanopoulos)
(2018, EErgD – in Greek; Annotated Edition) Keith Ewing, John Hendy and Carolyn Jones (eds), A Manifesto for Labour Law: Towards a Full Reassessment of Labour Rights (C.Tsimpoukis, E.Aggelopoulos trans.)
(Main Annotator for the Annotated Greek Edition)
‘European dys-integration, popular disillusionment and Brexit: could “substantive constitutionalisation” help win back minds and hearts?’ in Ann-Christine Hartzén, Eleni Karageorgiou and Andrea Iossa (eds), Law, Solidarity and the Limits of Social Europe: Constitutional Tensions for EU Integration (Edward Elgar, 2022), pg. 136-157
The elephant in the room: a tale of crisis (joint author with Dr. Eva Nanopoulos) – in Nanopoulos/Vergis (eds.), The Crisis behind the Crisis: The Eurocrisis as a multidimensional failure of the EU (CUP, Cambridge 2019), pg. 1-22
The Inherently Undemocratic EU Democracy: Moving Beyond the ‘Democratic Deficit’ Debate (joint author with Dr. Eva Nanopoulos) in Nanopoulos/Vergis (eds.), The Crisis behind the Crisis: The Eurocrisis as a multidimensional failure of the EU (CUP, Cambridge 2019), pg. 122-155
Back to the future: Rediscovering the role, value and scope of labour law and collective labour institutions in a changing world’ in Alysia Blackham, Miriam Kullmann, Ania Zbyszweska (eds), Theorising Labour Law in a Changing World: Edited Collection (Hart Publishing, London 2019)
The European Fund for the Creation of Youth Employment vis-a-vis CFREU Solidarity rights: Relationship and potential impact in Carlos Moreiro Gonzalez (ed.) ‘The New Deal for Europe Revisited’ (Letras Difusion, Madrid, 2014)
Gig Work and the Issue of Legal Characterisation: The UK paradigm and its usefulness (in Greek) (2021) Epitheorisi Ergatikou Dikaiou (EErgd) 80(9) 1025-1078
Migrant Key Workers and Social Cohesion in Europe: A Comparative Field Study (The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) & TASC, 2022 – funded by the European Parliament) (co-author)
When (and if) there’s time, politics, cinema, reading (with good science fiction being the guilty pleasure), and cartooning, with some music always thrown in.