I am professor of human rights studies. My academic background is in philosophy (PhD practical philosophy) and law. I teach human rights theory and methods and am responsible for the Phd programme.
My research is in political philosophy and its early modern history, with emphasis on freedom and rights. I am interested in how moral concepts figure in political theory and how values shape and are shaped by institutions and social change.
My book on 18th-century feminist Mary Wollstonecraft – Mary Wollstonecraft and Feminist Republicanism – was published by Pickering & Chatto, London, in 2015. A Swedish translation – Mary Wollstonecraft, feminismen och frihetens förutsättningar – was published by Thales in 2016. More on the book here: http://www.pickeringchatto.com/titles/1822-9781848935365-mary-wollstonecraft-and-feminist-republicanism (Eng) and here: http://www.bokforlagetthales.se/index.php?sida=bocker&id=227 (Swe).
My new project is on human rights and socioeconomic inequality.
Other tasks and qualifications
Life Member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge.
Member of Lund University ethics board
Member of the Expert group for misconduct in research at the Central Ethical Review Board
Member of the Swedish Research Council Review Panel for philosophy and law
Mentor within the Lund University post doc-programme LUPOD.
Supervision of phd-students in human rights studies. Have also supervised phd-projects in practical philosophy, jurisprudence, pedagogy, ethics, and international law.