About Dr 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 international and public law, humanitarian law, posthumanism and technology, 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. She has acted as an invited commentator at PhD and early career workshops at Lund University, Gothenburg University and Melbourne Law School.
Topics Matilda has researched and published on include those mentioned above, focusing on the theory and history of international humanitarian law; posthumanist feminist theory, artificial intelligence and contemporary warfare; and the occupation of Iraq 2003–2004.
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, peace and conflict studies, gender studies, 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, food law, animal jurisprudence, and related topics. She has a background in legal practice and act as a pro bono legal adviser.
Matilda is a partner in research in the research project Urban Creativity (https://www.pi.lu.se/en/activities/UrbanCreativity ); the Genesis of Artificial Intelligence, Life, and Law network (https://law.handels.gu.se/forskning/samhallsutmaningsdriven_forskning/kunskap-och-intellektuella-resurser/gaia) at the department of law, as well as the Political Constitutional Theory (PolCon) research 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 (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 Univeristy Law School, Finland
2018 La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
2017 Melbourne Law School, Australia
Matilda has two young children and worked part-time (approximately half-time) between 2009 and 2017.
|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 ...
Featured Works (1)
Targeting, Gender, and International Posthumanitarian Law and Practice: Framing The ...
Australian Feminist Law Journal (2018)
Focusing on targeting law and practice in contemporary high-tech warfare, this article brings international humanitarian legal scholarship into conversation with ...