With a LL.M. in entertainment law from the University of Westminster, Merima Bruncevic is Doctor of Laws at the University of Gothenburg where she in 2014 defended her dissertation Fixing the Shadows: Access to Art and the Legal Concept of the Cultural Commons which studies access to art as knowledge and the role law plays in facilitating such access. Her research lies at the intersection between intellectual property law, cultural heritage law and the philosophy of law. Among other things, she studies the concept of ‘cultural commons’ and the feasibility of introducing such a concept in law or give it a legal foundation. She is particularly interested in epistemological questions, continental philosophy, its methods and connections to law, and in her research she has used Gilles Deleuze’s and Félix Guattari’s theories to discuss the epistemological openness of the law with regard to questions pertaining to fairness, social sustainability and global justice.
Furthermore, Bruncevic teaches the philosophy of law and intellectual property law at the Department of Law, University of Gothenburg, and heads the research project “Sustainable and Inclusive Culture and Innovation” at the Center for Intellectual Property (CIP) based at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.