Sofia
Ranchordas

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WHO I AM

I'm a Full Professor of EU and Comparative Public Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and a Professor of Law, Innovation, and Sustainability at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome. My research agenda is focused on two interconnected topics: (i) regulatory policy and the advancement of innovation; (ii) the impact of digital transformations on inequality.

My work on regulation and innovation delves into regulatory performance, experimental regulations, regulatory sandboxes, sunset clauses, and future-proofing approaches to lawmaking. My current scholarship on public law and digital transformations investigates the rights of vulnerable citizens in the digital society, the impact of digital social welfare on fundamental rights, the protection of public values in the platform economy, and the design of smart cities. 

 

WHAT I DO

I conduct multidisciplinary and comparative legal research. I have published my work in leading academic outlets such as Computer Law & Security, the International Review of Law, Computers, and Technology, Theory and Practice of Legislation as well as with Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Hart, and Edward Elgar. I speak regularly at international conferences, I am a member of different research communities on comparative public law (e.g., ICON-S), and I consult for governments and international institutions on subjects of my expertise. I teach Dutch and European administrative law, regulation and technology, and law, innovation, and sustainability. I am an Affiliated Fellow (and former Resident Fellow) of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and in the last two years, I have been a Visiting Professor at Catolica Global School of Law (Lisbon), Brussels School of Competition (AI & Law course), IDP (Brasilia), and a Visiting Researcher at the University of Lisbon (Governance 4.0 Programme). In 2021/2022, I will also give guest lectures at the University of Nice, Global Catolica School of Law (Lisbon), and Universidade Nova de Lisboa. I am a member of the editorial board of the Journal of European and Consumer Market Law and of several advisory boards.