Costas Douzinas is a professor of Law and Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London. Douzinas joined Birkbeck College in 1992 to set up its School of Law. He was head of department from 1996 to 2002. He was the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities from 2002 to 2008. In 2004, Douzinas set up the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and became its Director in 2008. Douzinas is well known for his work in Human Rights, Aesthetics, Critical Jurisprudence, Postmodern Legal Theory and Political Philosophy. He was deeply involved in the British Critical Legal Studies Movement from the outset. His bibliography includes The Meaning of Human Rights (CUP, 2014), with Conor Gearty, Cambridge Companion to Human Rights Law (CUP, 2013), with Conor Gearty, Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis (Polity, 2013), translated in 4 languages, The Idea of Communism (Verso, 2012), with Slavoj Zizek.