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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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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


How Long is 'Now'?: The Christian Eschatological Concept of Time within International Laws of, in, and after War
Matilda Arvidsson
Law & Religion in the 21st Century - Nordic Perspectives, Köpenhamn, DJOF Publishing, Chapter in book 2010
Chapter in book


Inledning: Det Kjell Åkiska
Matilda Arvidsson, Elsa Trolle Önnerfors
Från Schlyters lustgård: Rättshistoriska uppsatser, Editorial letter 2007
Editorial letter

The Presence of Absence of Personal Identity: Everyday Conditions of Practicing Law
Matilda Arvidsson
Från Schlyters lustgård: Rättshistoriska uppsatser, Magazine article 2007
Magazine article

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