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CONG, Wanshu

CONG Wanshu

Max Weber Fellow 2020-2021

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-855 (ext: 2855)
Office: VPA 209

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: Law

Mentor: Peter Drahos


Wanshu Cong received a D.C.L. from McGill University Faculty of Law in February 2020 and holds an LL.M from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (2014).

Her research interests include human rights theories, the intersection of law and technology, and critical legal studies. Her doctoral dissertation, entitled ‘Digital Surveillance and the Elimination of the Human Rights Encounter’, examined the transformation of individual-institution encounters by surveillance-led governance and its impacts on human rights and the rule of law. She also worked with Professor Frédéric Mégret on several projects on international criminal justice and human rights.

At the EUI, Wanshu will start her new project, which looks at transnational data governance from the perspectives of the Marxist and the Third World Approaches to International Law. During the Fellowship, Wanshu will focus on historicizing transnational data protection law in the development of global neoliberal governance and examining its relationship with the digital economy. 

Expertise for Teaching and Mentoring of Ph.D. Researchers

Wanshu has experience teaching public international law and international dispute resolution to undergraduate students and LL.M students. She has also coached students participating in Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

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