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Matilda Arvidsson

Gothenburg University, Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow 2017

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 an LLM in jurisprudence and a BA in Political Science, and where she has served as a lecturer in law, peace and conflict studies, gender studies and rhetoric for a number of years. She currently holds a postdoctoral position in international law at the Department of Law, University of Gothenburg, where she also acts as a lecturer in law.

Her research interests are interdisciplinary and include issues of international law – in particular theory and history of international law, international humanitarian law, and the international law of belligerent occupation – legal theory, feminist theory, posthumanism, subjectivity, political theology, law and technology, psychoanalysis, ethics, spatial justice, veganism, animal jurisprudence, and law/poetry. She has been invited to talk about her research in various institutions around the world. Topics Matilda has researched and published on include those mentioned above, focusing on the theory and history of international humanitarian law and emerging technologies, the occupation of Iraq 2003–2004, jurisprudences of subjectivity; legal ethnography; street art and spatial justice, and the legal office.

Matilda is a partner in research of the Political Constitutional Theory (PolCon) research network, a member of the LSA International Law and Politics Collaborative Research Network, and a Harvard Law School Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) alumni. She has a background in legal practice and acts as a pro bono legal adviser.