Sofia Ranchordas

  • Full Professor of European and Comparative Public Law, Rosalind Franklin Fellow, University of Groningen

Sofia Ranchordas is a full professor of public law and a Rosalind Franklin fellow at the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen. She is also an affiliated fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. 

Ranchordas conducts research on public law and technology from an interdisciplinary perspective. She is particularly interested in how technology is disrupting traditional legal concepts in administrative law, in particular in the context of local regulation and governance. Ranchordas has published extensively on the regulation of the sharing economy, online platforms, online citizen participation, and online rating and reputational mechanisms. She has held previous teaching positions at Tilburg University and Leiden University, and is a frequent speaker at international conferences.

Ranchordas is a member of the editorial board of the peer-reviewed journal Law & Method and the co-founder of the European Law and Tech Network. She teaches the short course Datafication, Automation and Inequality at the Law School. 


  • LL.B.
    Universidade Catolica Portuguesa
  • LL.M.
    Universidade Catolica Portuguesa
  • Ph.D.
    Tilburg University

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