Patricia Mindus is President of the Swedish section of IVR and Professor in Practical Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University. With her dissertation Citizenship. The Debate, the Concept and the European Case, she was awarded a Ph.D. in political theory and EU studies from the University of Turin. She is the author of Cittadini e no. Forme e funzioni dell’inclusione e dell’esclusione [Citizens and Non-Citizens. Forms and Functions of Inclusion and Exclusion] (Firenze University Press, 2015) and A Real Mind. The Life and Work of Axel Hägerström (Springer, 2009). Her research interests include the philosophy of law, political philosophy, citizenship studies, democratic theory and ICT studies.
From 2014 to 2019, as Wallenberg Academy Fellow, Mindus directs the research project CIVIS SUM on rule of law practices on the route to EU citizenship. She has previously co-directed the project “Knowledge Societies: Communication and Organization 1800-2020” (KUSKO) at Uppsala University. In 2015 she was plenary speaker at the IVR World Congress in Washington, DC and at the García Máynez lectures at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).