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Human Rights Studies

Department of History | The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Person

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.

Research

About the research

I am professor of human rights studies. My PhD and "docentur" is in practical philosophy. My first degree was in law.

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 the 18th-century feminist Mary Wollstonecraft – Mary Wollstonecraft and Feminist Republicanism. Independence, Rights and the Experience of Unfreedom – 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.

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Publications

Books (5)
Editorships (1)
Articles (17)
Book chapters (19)
Reports (1)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (3)
Supervision at Lund University (5)

Research portal (Lund University)

Teaching

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.

Lena Halldenius

Professor, Office Director
Human Rights Studies
Department of History

Contact information

E-mail lena.halldeniusmrs.luse

Phone +46 46 222 96 01

Room LUX:A213

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30