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Matilda Arvidsson


Matilda Arvidsson
+46 31 786 4805

Room number: C603
Postal Address: Box 650, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 41124 Göteborg

Department of Law (More Information)
Box 650
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 411 24 Göteborg

About Matilda Arvidsson

Matilda Arvidsson, BA, LLM, LLD, has studied law in Lund, Jerusalem and Khartoum. She completed her LLD in international law at the Faculty of Law, Lund University, from where she also holds a LLM in jurisprudence and a BA in political science.

Her research interests are interdisciplinary and include law and theory, migration law, international and public law, humanitarian law, posthumanism and technology, artificial intelligence (AI), as well as the embodiment of law in its various forms and in inter-species relations. She has been invited to talk about her research in various institutions around the world, most recently at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia; Western Sydney University, Australia; Kent Law School, Canterbury, UK; La Trobe Law School, Melbourne, Australia; Melbourne Law School, Australia, Uppsala University and Copenhagen University. In 2019 she recived the Bernadotte program stipend from The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities.

Topics Matilda has researched and published on include those mentioned above, focusing on migration law, the theory and history of international humanitarian law; posthumanist feminist theory, artificial intelligence and contemporary warfare; and the occupation of Iraq 2003–2004.

Matilda is Course Director for Migration Law, HRS282 (advanced level, 15hp) with Street Law within the Legal Clinic, and she teaches within the fields of international law, legal theory, constitutional law, peace and conflict studies, gender studies, migration law, and human rights studies, and she takes on thesis for supervision on masters and PhD levels within all fields of international law related to use of force and armed conflict, law and technology, feminism, posthumanism, critical theory, food law, animal jurisprudence, and related topics. She has a background in legal practice and acts as a pro bono legal adviser.

Matilda is a member of the LSA International Law and Policy Collaborative Research Network, and a Harvard Law School Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) alumni. She reviews manuscripts and journal articles for a number of publishing houses and academic journals, including Oxford University Press, Routledge, Leiden Journal of International Law, the Australian Feminist Law Journal, and Griffith Law Review.

Recent visiting research positions (a selection):
2018-19 Helsinki University Law School, Finland
2018-19 La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
2017 Melbourne Law School, Australia

Supervised Doctoral students:
Karin Åberg, Dept of Law, University of Gothenburg
Kristina Wejestål, Dept of Law, University of Gothenburg

ORCHID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4398-6108

Matilda has two young children and worked part-time between 2009 and 2017.

On other web sites

Research areas

  • International law
  • Legal theory
  • Public Law

Research in progress

  • Sustainable Ocean Environmental Data: AI, Innovation and Legal Responsibility, Jan/20 - Dec/24
  • Deciding for myself: AI and decision making towards the end of the life course (AgeCap), Feb/20 - Mar/23
  • Likabehandling i asylmål: kan maskininlärning bidra till bättre beslut?, Dec/19 - Dec/20
  • Homo+ Ludens: A new human and its creation of new legal norms in warfare systems and combat wargame training, Sep/19 - Dec/20

Teaching areas

  • Public Law (migration law, constitutional law)
  • Legal theory
  • International law

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Exercising the right authority during belligerent occupation: The Authority of the Coalition Provisional Authority of occupied Iraq
Matilda Arvidsson
International Studies Association (ISA) Annuam Convention 2018, San Fransisco, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution


The ‘turn to history’ and sources doctrine in international law: disruption, democratisation, and distress
Miriam McKenna, Matilda Arvidsson
ESIL Interest Group on the History of International Law Symposium : Evaluating the Turn to History of International Law. Naples, 6 September 2017., Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

The international law and practice of occupation between transformation and preservation: the occupation of Iraq and the American Lieber Code
Matilda Arvidsson
50 Years after 1967: Evaluating the Past, Present and Future of of the Law of Belligerent Occupation: Conference Papers, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Eating, meat, catastrophe
Matilda Arvidsson, Toni Selkälä
Critical Legal Conference 2017 Stream, Warwick 1-3 September 2017., Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Targeting, gender and international posthumanitarian law and practice: Warfare in the age of data–driven agency
Matilda Arvidsson
Kent workshop in International Law and theory, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

The American Lieber Code in Occupied Iraq: Anachronism and the Turn to History in International Law and Practice
Matilda Arvidsson
Invited research talk: Laureate Program in International Law Seminar Series, Melbourne Law School, Australia, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Transgression, life and death by ‘insect drones’: Towards a feminist ontology and posthumanitarian law
Matilda Arvidsson
Invited research seminar talk, La Trobe Law School Seminar, Melbourne, Australia, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

The Embodied Politics of Justice in Han Kang’s ‘The Vegetarian’: The Laws of Carnivore Domination and the Fulfillment of Desire as Plant Life
Matilda Arvidsson
Critical Legal Conference book, Warwick 1-3 September 2017, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

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