Mr Nick Queffurus

Mr Nick Queffurus

Profile

I joined the University of Leeds in September 2020 as a Research Assistant in Content Regulation of Online Platforms. I am working on a project about content moderation and freedom of speech on Facebook with Dr Konstantinos Stylianou.

I graduated from the University of Oxford in 2018 with an MSc in African Studies, during which I did fieldwork in Nairobi, interviewing voters, tech activists and experts for a dissertation on data analytics companies in the 2017 Kenyan elections, supervised in the Oxford Internet Institute. I was also involved with Oxford Human Rights Hub’s work while on the Oxford Pro Bono Publico Executive Committee 2017-18.

I read Law at the University of Bristol and Université de Bordeaux, graduating in 2017. I focused particularly on (comparative) public, human rights and labour law. 

Outside of academia, I have worked at two City law firms and at a London-based migrant domestic worker charity. I will start to train as a solicitor in Holborn on Lincoln’s Inn Fields in September 2021.

Research interests

I am interested in digital human rights and theories of democracy. 

In an employment law context, I am interested particularly in equality law, access to justice, precarious workers and the impact of Brexit on employment rights in the UK. I am an associate member of the University of Bristol’s Centre for Law at Work. 

I have also carried out law and literature research, which I have presented at a conference in Bristol and at a Fiction and Human Rights seminar in the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights in Oxford. 

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Qualifications

  • MSc African Studies
  • LL.B. Law with Study in Continental Europe