Julen Etxabe is docent in legal theory from the University of Helsinki and writes in the areas of legal and political theory, law and humanities, and human rights. As a Fulbright scholar, he completed his SJD at the University of Michigan Law School with James Boyd White. He has taught at the University of Michigan (2008-10) and at the Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki since 2010. He was a research fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (2014-17) and co-editor in chief of No-Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice from 2012-17.
He is the author of The Experience of Tragic Judgment (Routledge 2013) and the editor of three other books, most recently Rancière and Law (Routledge 2018) and Cultural History of Law in Antiquity (Bloomsbury, forthcoming). His current book project entitled Judicial Dialogues and the Conversation of Democracy seeks to unearth a distinct 'dialogical' form of judgment that is emerging in the context of International Human Rights and transforming inherited notions of legal reasoning, legal authority, human rights, and the rule of law more generally.