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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 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. She has acted as an invited commentator at PhD and early career workshops at Lund University, Gothenburg University and Melbourne Law School. 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 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 partner in research in the research project Urban Creativity (https://www.pi.lu.se/en/activities/UrbanCreativity ); the Genesis of Artificial Intelligence, Life, and Law network (https://law.handels.gu.se/forskning/samhallsutmaningsdriven_forskning/kunskap-och-intellektuella-resurser/gaia) at the department of law, as well as the Political Constitutional Theory (PolCon) research network (http://blogs.helsinki.fi/politicalconstitutionaltheory/), 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 La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
2017 Melbourne Law School, Australia

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/20
  • Homo+ Ludens: A new human and its creation of new legal norms in warfare systems and combat wargame training, Sep/19 - Dec/20
  • Urban Creativity, Oct/19 - Oct/19
  • Targeting, technology, and posthumanist feminist ontology, May/17 - Oct/19

Teaching areas

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

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The Contemporary Relevance of Carl Schmitt: Law, Politics, Theology
Matilda Arvidsson, Leila Brännström, Panu Minkinnen
Abingdon, Routledge, Book 2016

From teleology to eschatology: The katechon and the political theology of the international law of belligerent occupation
Matilda Arvidsson
In The contemporary relevance of Carl Schmitt: law, politics, theology, Abingdon, Routledge, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book


Ockupationsrätten och jag
Matilda Arvidsson
Markussens stipendiehögtid, Teleborgs slott Växsjö, 28 mars 2015, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution


Spatial justice and street art
Matilda Arvidsson, Peter Bengtsen
NAVEIÑ REET: Nordic Journal of Law and Social Research, Journal article 2014
Journal article


Matilda Arvidsson, Merima Bruncevic, Leila Brännström, Leif Dahlberg
Australian Feminist Law Journal, Editorial letter 2013
Editorial letter

Gardens of Justice
Matilda Arvidsson, Merima Bruncevic, Leila Brännström, Leif Dahlberg
Australian Feminist Law Journal, Journal issue 2013
Journal issue


Den internationella ockupationsrättens politiska teologi
Matilda Arvidsson
Vän eller fiende: en antologi om Carl Schmitts politiska tänkande, Göteborg, Daidalos, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book


Facing the Unknown/Defacing the Known - Mahr in Swedish Courts
Matilda Arvidsson
Embedding Mahr in the European Legal System, Köpenhamn, DJOF Publishing, Chapter in book 2011
Chapter in book

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