Law and Digital Society:
Re-Imagining the Futures

Annual meeting Research Committee on Sociology of Law

CANCELED - 23 - 25 August, Lund, Sweden 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Ruha Benjamin
Associate Professor & Arthur H. Scribner
Bicentennial Preceptor
Department of African American Studies

Professor Ruha Benjamin is an Associate Professor at the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University who specialises in the interdisciplinary study of science, medicine and technology; race-ethnicity and gender; knowledge and power. She is the founder of the JUST DATA LAB and author of Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code (Polity 2019) and the editor of Captivating Technology: Reimagining Race, Carceral Techno-science, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life (Duke 2019) among many other publications. In her research, Professor Benjamin investigates the social dimensions of science, medicine and technology with a focus on the relationship between innovation and inequality, health and justice, knowledge and power.

Serena Natile

Lecturer in Socio-Legal Studies
at Brunel Law School


Dr Serena Natile is a Lecturer in Socio-Legal Studies at Brunel Law School. Prior to joining Brunel University London, Serena was a Postdoctoral Researcher at King’s College London (2017-2018) and an Associate Lecturer and Researcher at Kent Law School (2011-2018), where she completed her PhD in 2016. Serena’s PhD thesis Mobile Money and the Limits of Financial Inclusion: A Gender Analysis of M-Pesa in Kenya explored the narratives and institutions of digital financial inclusion as a development strategy for gender equality by looking at Kenya’s path-breaking mobile money project, M-Pesa. She has recently completed the book The Exclusionary Politics of Digital Financial Inclusion: Mobile Money, Gendered Walls, RIPE Series in Global Political Economy, Routledge.