About Dr Matilda Arvidsson
I am a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in Law at the Department of Law, Gothenburg University. My research interests include issues of international law - in particular theory and history of international law, international humanitarian law, and international law of belligerent occupation - theory of law, Islamic law, political theology, psychoanalysis, ethics, the legal office, spatial justice, animal jurisprudence, and law/poetry.
Topics I have researched and published on include those above, focusing on the occupation of Iraq, 2003-2004, and the figure of the administrator of the Coalition provisional authority (CPA); theory of international law of belligerent occupation; the history of international humanitarian law; International law and the First World War in the Middle East; Carl Schmitt, the katechon, and international law of belligerent occupation; Gertrude Bell and the making of modern Iraq; Gardens, feminist theory and and spatial justice; Street art and spatial justice; Swedish judicial culture, the office of law and ethics; Swedish judicial culture and Islamic legal tradition.
I take a particular research interest in the scholarships of Judith Butler and Jean Laplanche.
I teach within the fields of international law, migration law, jurisprudence and legal theory, constitutional law, Islamic law, peace and conflict studies, gender studies, and human rights studies. I am currently the director of migration law within the Legal Clinic at the Department of Law, Gothenburg University. I have previously acted as course director of international law and history, and managing director of the law and gender studies at the Faculty of Law and the Department of Gender Studies at Lund University. In 2011-2012, I was a member of the Board of Directors at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) at Lund University (http://www.cmes.lu.se/).
I have published a number of academic articles and book chapters in the fields of international humanitarian law, posthumanist feminist theory and IHL, legal ethnography, as well as Islamic law and judicial culture. I have also co-edited a number of academic volumes, including e.g. a Routledge volume on the contemporary relevance of Carl Schmitt (2016), and the Australian Feminist Journal of Law special issue (vol 39) “Gardens of Justice”. I am also a published poet and writer.
Current research projects include:
- Urban Creativity - Pufendorf Institute collaborative project led by Dr Peter Bengtsen
- Post. doc. project (207-2019): Targeting, Technology, and New Feminist Ontologies
- Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellow (2017), Melbourne Law School, Laureate Program in International Law (http://www.lpil.org/kathleen-fitzpatrick-fellows/). Project: Military Occupation, Civil War, and the Lieber Code
- I am a partner in research of the NordForsk sponsored interdisciplinary Nordic research network Norms and Narratives in the Nordic Nations (NoNa) (http://www.normsandnarratives.com/), the Political Constitutional Theory (PolCon) reseach 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 alumni.
|2017 - Present||Postdoctoral researcher, Lecturer, Course Director, University of Gothenburg ‐ Department of Law|
|2006 - 2017||LLM, BA, Lund University Faculty of Law|
Continental Philosophy, Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion, Comparative and Foreign Law, Conflict of Laws, Courts, Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law, Human Rights Law, International Law, Judges, Jurisprudence, Law and Politics, Law and Society, Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Legal History, Legal Writing and Research, Military, War, and Peace, Public Law and Legal Theory, and Religion Law
International law of belligerent occupation, International humanitarian law, The occupation of Iraq, 2003-2004, and the Coalition Provisional Authority, Law and theory, History of international law, and Islamic law and Swedish legal practice
|2018 - 2019||Urban Creativity|
|Colleague(s): Peter Bengtsen|
|2017 - 2019||Targeting, Technology, and New Feminist Ontologies|
|Ragnar Söderbergs stiftelse|
|Targeting in International Humanitarian Law and Practice|
|Role: Postdoctoral fellow|
|Colleague(s): Gregor Noll, Markus Gunneflo, Amin Parsa|
- Rättt, Kunskap, Makt
Dr Matilda Arvidsson
Juridiska institutionen, Handelshögskolan, Göteborgs Universitet
405 30 Göteborg
Contributions to Books (7)
Contribution to Book
DIY Plant Milk: A Recipe-Manifesto and Method of Ethical Relations ...
Making Milk: The Past, Present, and Future of Our Primary Food (2017)
This recipe-manifesto considers the political theology of milk as perfecting a relation: between mother and child, between sovereign state and ...
Contribution to Book
From Teleology to Eschatology: The Katechon and the Political Theology ...
The Contemporary Relevance of Carl Schmitt: Law, Politics, Theology (2016)
While contemporary international law is often understood as teleological, encompassing notions such as progress, development, and prosperity for all of ...
Contribution to Book
How long is ‘now’? The Christian eschatological concept of time ...
Law & Religion in the 21st Century – Nordic Perspectives: New Life in the Ruins – Pluralistic renewal in the Lutheran setting (2010)
The epitome of this article is the reflection upon the question of “How long is now?” This question is interpreted ...