Qualifications and Positions
1995 EC-law, 10 credit points.
1996, U.C. in Law, Umeå University.
1996, M.Sc. in Business and Public Law, Umeå University.
1996, LL.M., Umeå University.
2007, LL.D., Umeå University.
1996-1999 Research assistant and part time lecturer in law, Department of Law, Umeå University.
2000-2001 Research assistant, Department of Social Work, Stockholm University.
2002-2007 Doctoral student, Department of Law, Umeå University.
2007-- Lecturer in Law.
2008-- Senior Lecturer in Law
I mainly teach international law and human rights, specialized in issues concerning child law, migration law, human rights and international law, as well as gender theory and legal theory. Most of my teaching is conducted at the Social Work Programme and the Law Programme.
My research is interdisciplinary and covers areas of law such as child law, migration law, human rights and international law, as well as gender theory and legal theory.
I am part of the interdisciplinary research profile Organization, Profession and Knowledge at the Department of Social Work and also take part in a couple of international and interdisciplinary child law networks.
In May 2007 I presented my doctoral dissertation with the title Barn i rättens gränsland. Om barnperspektiv vid prövning om uppehållstillstånd (Children in the Borderland of Law. On Child Perspectives in the Determination of Granting Residence Permits). The project was part of the research programme Barn som aktörer (Children as Actors) and was financed by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. Two articles have been published in English within the project.
In the autumn 2011, I was a national expert and co-author to the Swedish report to the European Policy Centre about family reunification.
In the spring 2012 I finished an article about persecution on account of one’s gender, which has been published in feminists@law. A couple of papers on this subject have been presented at international research conferences (Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Law, Power, and Inequality in the 21st Century Denver, Colorado, USA, May 28 - 31, 2009 and Violence Against Women, Complex Realities and New Issues in a Changing World, Montreal, Canada, May 29 - June 1, 2011).
In the spring 2012, I also finished an article about child law as knowledge regime, together with a couple of collegues, Maritha Jacobsson, Department of Social Work, and Lena Wennberg, Forum for Studies on Law and Society, which has been published in a festschrift to Anna Hollander, Department of Social Work, Stockholm University, in 2012. Also, a paper on this subject has been presented at an international research conference (The Second Concerence on the Legal Systems in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region, University of Tromsø, September 14 - 16, 2011).
Furthermore, in the autumn 2013 I published an article about intersectional perspectives on children and child law in International Family Law, Policy and Practice, together with Maritha Jacobsson, Department of Social Work, and Lena Wennberg, Umeå Forum for Studies on Law and Society. A paper on this subject has also been presented at an international research conference in the spring 2013 (Child Law conference in Tromsø, Norway, January 21 – 25, 2013).
Finally, I have just recently published an article about the ‘nexus ’ requirement in the UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees in Women´s Studies International Forum, along with articles by researchers in Umeå Centre for Gender Studies, UCGS, Umeå University. A paper on this subject has been presented at a Nordic research conference (Nordisk forskningskonferens om kön och rätt, teori och metod, Tromsø, November 24 - 27, 2009), and another one at an international research conference (Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Sociolegal Conversations across a Sea of Islands, Hawaii, USA, June 5 - 8 , 2012).
Going on right now...
At the moment, I am completing an article about a new area of law in Sweden conceptualized as "humane justice". A paper on this subject has already been presented at an international research conference (Anglo-Nordic Dialogues University of Kent, Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality, February 21 - 22, 2012).
Furthermore, an article is being planned about perspectives on law, reflexivity and normativity. A paper on this subject (Feminism and ‘Normalities’ in Law: Normativity vs Reflexivity) has be presented at an international research conference in the summer 2010 (Normalisation and Normativity in Feminist Legal Scolarship, Athens, July 5 - 7, 2010).
Finally, an article is being planned about the legal technical design in the refugee definition.
Head supervisor for Marie Lindsjørn Nordvik, doctoral candidate in child law, 2013-2015.