Person

Lena Halldenius

Professor, Office Director

  • Human Rights Studies
  • Department of History

Deputy Head of Department

  • 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

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 political values shape and are shaped by institutions and social change.

One of my research interests is the 18th-century feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. My book on her political philosophy is available in English (Mary Wollstonecraft and Feminist Republicanism) and in Swedish (Mary Wollstonecraft, feminismen och frihetens förutsättningar).

I also do research on socioeconomic inequality. My latest project in that field concerns how the transition to a cashless economy impacts economically and socially vulnerable groups. The project is funded by Formas, the Swedish research council for sustainable development.

Research

My profile in Lund University research portal

I am professor of human rights studies, with a PhD and "docent" 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 ongoing research is on human rights and socioeconomic inequality. The project Cash studies how the transition towards a cashless economy affects vulnerable groups.

Follow me on Twitter: @LenaHalldenius
Follow me on Academia.edu: https://lu.academia.edu/LenaHalldenius

Books (5)

Editorships (1)

Articles (19)

Book chapters (23)

Encyclopaedia entries (1)

Reports (1)

Reviews (1)

Articles in specialist publications and popular press (4)

Supervision at Lund University (6)

Administrative

  • Member, Forskarutbildningsnämnden, Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Teaching

Other tasks and qualifications

Life Member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge.

Member of the steering group for the graduate school Agenda 2030

Chair of the Swedish Research Council Review Panel for philosophy and law

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

Deputy Head of Department

  • 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