Eva-Maria Svensson



 The Swedish Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy

Eva-Maria Svensson

Eva-Maria Svensson is Professor of law at the Department of Law, University of Gothenburg and in 2005-2015 she was Professor of law at the Faculty of Law, University of Tromsø. Since 2012 she is also the director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Research (GIG) at the University of Gothenburg. She was awarded a LL.D. at the same university in 1997 after completing and defending her dissertation Genus och rätt [Gender and Law]. En problematisering av föreställningen om rätten. Her research interests are legal theories and methods, epistemology, philosophy of law, freedom of expression, gender equality, gender legal studies, critical legal studies and indigenous studies.

In 2013-2016 Svensson directs the interdisciplinary research project “Market Driven and Democracy Driven Freedom of Expression” at the University of Gothenburg which centers on the question of whether  democracy and free speech are promoted by a strengthened constitutional protection of commercial messages. She is engaged in The TUARK Network on Gender Equality in the Arctic, coordinated by the Forum for Studies on Law and Society at Umeå University, which focuses on gender equality in the Arctic and involves researchers from seven of the eight Arctic nations. Crucial in this research is the demarcation line between law and politics. She is also part of The Nordic Research Network for Sámi and Indigenous Peoples’ Law (NORSIL) based at the University of Tromsø.

Svensson’s publications include “Sami Legal Scholarship: The Making of a Knowledge Field” (in Indigenous Rights in Scandinavia, Ashgate, to be published in 2015), “Gender Challenges and Human Capital in the Arctic” (co-authored, in Arctic Yearbook, NRF, 2014), “De lege interpretata – om behovet av metodologisk reflection [– On the Need for Methodological Reflection]” (Juridisk publikation, 2014), “Genusrättsvetenskap och juridiska metoder [Gender Legal Studies and Legal Methods]” (in Juridisk metodlära, Studentlitteratur, 2013) and Genusrättsvetenskap [Gender Legal Studies] (Studentlitteratur, 2009, co-authored).

Contact: eva-maria.svensson@law.gu.se


- IVR Sweden holds its annual conference in Stockholm, May 23-24, 2019. Read invitation and programme.

- The "Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism Conference 2" is held in i Stockholm on April 22-25, 2019. Read programme.

- Programme, spring 2019, for the joint Uppsala and Stockholm Seminar in Philosophy of Law

- The IVR 29th world congress, "Dignity, Democracy Diversity", issues a CfP. Deadline for abstracts is December 31, 2018. The congress is held in Lucerne, 7-13 July 2019.

- A PhD dissertation defence of interest in Philosophy of Law at Stockholm University on October 12, 2018: Jasmina Nedevska Törnqvist, Why Care About Future People’s Environment?

- Call for Papers to The Finnish-Swedish PhD Conference on Legal Reasoning, in Finland, December 7-8, 2018

- Conference at Stockholm University, November 13-15, 2018 (information in Swedish), in regard to the forthcoming book The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism

- Moa Lidén defends her PhD dissertation Confirmation Bias in Criminal Cases in Uppsala on September 28, 2018..

- Call for Papers for the 29th IVR World Congress "Dignity, Democracy, Diversity", taking place in Lucerne, Switzerland, July 2019, is now out. Deadline 31 December 2018.

- The IVR Sweden Annual Meeting  2018 is held May 14-15, 2018, in Lund. You are very welcome to attend, please register here (participants are responsible for travel and lodging). Read the programme (in Swedish).

- The 29th IVR World Congress "Dignity, Democracy, Diversity" will take place in Lucerne, Switzerland from 7-13 July 2019.

- On August 24th 2017 the conference "Evidence, Disagreement & Rights" will take place at Uppsala University. Contact and registration: Sebastian Reyes Molina.

- Sebastián Reyes Molina has been appointed treasurer in IVR Sweden.

- The XXVIII IVR World Congress will be held in Lisbon 17-21 July 2017

- The next annual conference of IVR Sweden will be held in Karlstad on 8-9 May 2017. Read the programme.

- The section in Philosophy of Law  of the Philosophy Days 2017 in Uppsala is now open. Send your abstract before April 15 to present your research in August 2017. Read more on registration and abstracts.

- IVR XXVIIIth World Congress originally planned in Istanbul will not take place. See Letter by the President of International IVR.

- Special issue published on European New Legal Realism in Retfaerd Nordic Journal of Law and Justice (Vol. 39, No 4, 2016) ed. Elisabeth Eneroth

- Filosofidagarna, a major event for philosophers in Sweden, will be held in Uppsala on 25-27 August 2017. We are launching a section of Philosophy of Law! Brian Leiter will give the key-note. Call for abstracts will be online soon, you are very welcome to present your research at this event.

- Two new PhD students in Philosophy of Law are starting in 2017 at The Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University: Elena Prats and Tommaso Braida will work in the project Civis Sum.

- Two new doctoral students started working in Jurisprudence at Gothenburg University: Kristina Hultegård and David Jivegård.

- (NB cancelled, see announcement above) Next IVR World Congress is scheduled to be held in Istanbul 17-21 July 2017. IVR Sweden has issued a communication that has been sent to the International IVR.

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