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Eva-Maria Svensson


Eva-Maria Svensson
Professor , Deputy Head
Legal philosophy/theory, Feminist Legal studies, Gender Equality, Ageing and Freedom of expression
+46 31 786 1298

Postal Address: Box 650, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 41124 Göteborg
Duties: Research, education

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

About Eva-Maria Svensson

Deputy Head, Professor, LLD, LLM in Law, Department of Law, School of Business, Economics and Law

My research is mainly concentrated on legal philosophy and theory, particularly in the field feminist/gender legal studies, gender equality law and policy, and freedom of speech. I also do research in the fields of ageing and capability, gender equality in the Arctic as well as Studies of Academic Knowledge in Law.

I participate in several research networks, in jurisprudence, feminist/gender studies, socio-legal studies, critical legal studies, free speech issues, such as the international network on Gender Equality in the Arctic TUARQ, the Nordic Network in Women’s Law and Feminist/Gender Legal Studies, several International Network in Feminist and Feminist Legal Studies, Critical legal scholars, NORSIL (the Nordic Research Network for Sámi and Indigenous People's Law), and the International Association for Legal Philosophy and Social Philosophy (IVR).

During the years 2012-2017 I was director for the centre Gothenburg interdisciplinary gender research Network (GIG).

Up to 2017 I have supervised eight LLD students to dissertation, and for the moment (2019) I am supervisor for three LLD students. I teach master students as well as PhD and LLD students in legal theories and methods, feminist legal studies, discrimination and gender equality.

Senior leader for the research group in jurisprudence at the Department of Law.

Ongoing research projects

Ageing and capability, AgeCap

Gender Equality in the Arctic, TUARQ

Market-driven freedom of speech

On other web sites

Research areas

  • Legal theory and philosophy including feminist/gender legal studies, gender equality and equality policy and law, freedom of expression, indigenous rights, ageing and capability

Teaching areas

  • Legal theories and methods, feminist/gender legal studies, gender equality and equality policy and law, studies of academic knowledge

Selected publications

Building and Sustaining Freedom of Expression, Considering Sweden
Kenyon, Andrew, Svensson, Eva-Maria, Edström, Maria
Nordicom Review 2017:1, 38:1 (Jun 20017), s. 31-45, 2016

Feminist and Environmentalist Public Governance in the Arctic
Svensson, Eva-Maria
Arctic Environmental Modernities From the Age of Polar Exploration to the Era of the Anthropocene / edited by Lill-Ann Körber, Scott MacKenzie, Anna Westerståhl Stenport, Palgrave Macmillan, s. 215-230, 2017

Gender Equality in the Governance of the Arctic Region
Svensson, Eva-Maria
Nordic Journal on Law and Society, 1:1-2, s. 16-64, 2017

Trust and values for sale. Market-Driven and Democracy-driven Freedom of Expression
Edström, Maria, Svensson, Eva-Maria
In Carlsson, U. (Ed.) Freedom of Expression and Media in Transition. Studies and Reflections in the Digital Age, Göteborg : Nordicom, s. 67-74, 2016

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Reflecting the epistemology of law – Exploiting boundaries
Å Gunnarsson, Eva-Maria Svensson, M. Davies
Exploiting the Limits of Law: Swedish Feminism and the Challenge to Pessimism. Åsa Gunnarsson, Eva-Maria Svensson, Margaret Davies (red.), Farnham, UK, Ashgate, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Boundary-work in legal scholarship
Eva-Maria Svensson
Exploiting the Limits of Law: Swedish Feminism and the Challenge to Pessimism. Åsa Gunnarsson, Eva-Maria Svensson, Margaret Davies (red.), Farnham, UK, Ashgate, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Children in Legal Research
Eva-Maria Svensson
International Family Law, Policy and Practice, Journal article 2013
Journal article

Genusrättsvetenskap och juridiska metoder
Eva-Maria Svensson
Juridisk metodlära. Fredric Korling, Mauro Zamboni (red.), Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Traditionskonform tolkning - Om tolkning av förhållandet mellan könsdiskriminerande reklam och grundlagsskyddade yttranden
Eva-Maria Svensson
Festskrift Liber Amicarum et Amicorum in Honour of Ruth Nielsen, København, Jurist- og Økonomforbundets Forlag, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book


Alternative Feminist Perspective on Economic Justice
Eva-Maria Svensson
Applying Feminist Principles to Tax, Benefit, and Budgetary Policies: An Economic Justice Workshop, International Socio-Legal Feminisms (CRN 38), FemTax working group, Hawaii, 4 June 2012. , Conference paper 2012
Conference paper

Gender Equality in the Swedish Welfare State
Eva-Maria Svensson, Åsa Gunnarsson
feminists@law, Journal article 2012
Journal article

The establishment of the the arctic region and gender aspects on mobility within the region
Eva-Maria Svensson
NORTHEN (ARCTIC) FEDERAL UNIVERCITY AFTER THE M.V.LOMONOSOV International approaches to the assessment of gender issues in the Arctic Region Public mechanisms for gender equality, with focus on key issues for women in the Arctic region. 26-28 June, 2012 Arkhangelsk , Conference contribution 2012
Conference contribution

Autonomy in the family - tensions between law and social norms
Eva-Maria Svensson
The Normative Anatomy of Society: Relations Between Norms and Law in the 21st Century, Lund 24-25 april 2012, Conference contribution 2012
Conference contribution

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