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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 the theory and history of international humanitarian law; posthumanist feminist theory, as well as AI and contemporary legal concerns.

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, 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, 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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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


Shari'a from Behind the Bench: Court Culture, Judicial Culture and a Judge-made Discourse on Shari'a at a Swedish District Court
Matilda Arvidsson
Shari'a as Discourse: Legal Traditions and the Encounter with Europe, Abingdon, Routledge, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Editors' introduction: The contemporary relevance of Carl Schmitt
Matilda Arvidsson, Leila Brännström, Panu Minkkinen
978-1-138-82293-1, Abingdon, Routledge, Report chapter 2016
Report chapter

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

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