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Ansorge, Josef

Dr. Josef Ansorge

Direct Tel: +1 (202) 538-8000, Direct Fax: +1 (202) 538-8100
Washington, D.C.
Tel: +1 202 538 8000 Fax: +1 202 538 8100

Dr. Josef Teboho Ansorge (“Joey”) is an associate based in Quinn Emanuel’s Washington D.C. office. He joined the firm in 2016. His practice focuses on information technology, privacy, international trade, and complex commercial litigation in state and federal court, as well as government investigations. He has participated in oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Joey’s pro bono work centers on high-impact litigation for persons with disabilities; he serves on the East Coast Advisory Board of Disability Rights Advocates (DRA). Prior to joining the firm, Joey was an associate in the litigation department at another premier U.S. based law firm. Prior to attending law school, Joey completed a PhD and worked on the security sector reform of the Armed Forces of Liberia. He is the author of a book and a number of articles regarding information technology and international relations. Joey is bilingual in English and German.

  • Yale Law School
    (J.D., 2014)
  • University of Cambridge
    (Ph.D., Politics and International Studies, 2012)
  • University of Cambridge
    (M.Phil., International Relations, 2005)
  • University of Aberystwyth
    (BSc. Econ. International Relations, First Class Honors, 2004)
The State Bar of New York; District of Columbia Bar
  • Ansorge, Josef Identify and Sort: How Digital Power Changed World Politics (London: Hurst; New York: Oxford University Press 2016).

  • Ansorge, Josef and Tarak Barkawi ‘Military Manuals’ in: Mark B. Salter (ed.) Making Things International, vol. II (University of Minnesota Press 2016), pp. 20-31.

  • Ansorge, Josef and Andrew Michels ‘Human Rights Accountability in Security Sector Governance: Principles and Practices’ prepared for review by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (2014).

  • Ansorge, Josef and Tarak Barkawi ‘Utile Forms: Power and Knowledge in “Small War”’, Review of International Studies (2014, 40, 3-24).

  • Ansorge, Josef ‘The Sovereign’s Data: Ritual, Archival, Digital’, Current Intelligence (October 2013 issue).

  • Ansorge, Josef ‘Registry, Print, Identity: Data-managing the Foe’, Journal of Cultural Economy (2012, 5, 29-47).

  • Ansorge, Josef ‘Orientalism in the Machine’ in: Tarak Barkawi and Keith Stanski (eds.), Orientalism and War (New York: Columbia University Press 2012), pp. 129-150.

  • Ansorge, Josef ‘Digital Power in World Politics: Databases, Panopticons, and Erwin Cuntz’, Millennium: Journal of International Studies (2011, 40, 65-83).

  • Ansorge, Josef and Nana Akua Antwi-Ansorge ‘Monopoly, Legitimacy, Force: DDR-SSR Liberia’ in: Michael Miklaucik (ed.), Monopoly of Force (Washington DC: NDU Press 2011), pp. 265-284.

  • Ansorge, Josef ‘Spirits of War: A Field Manual,’ International Political Sociology (2010, 4, 362-379).

  • Ansorge, Josef ‘The (International) Politics of Friendship’, in: Madeleine Fagan, Ludovic Glorieux, Indira Hasimbegovic and Marie Suetsugu (eds.), Derrida: Negotiating the Legacy (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 2007), pp. 112-127.