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Mägi Erik

Doctoral Student

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Doctoral Student

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About Mägi Erik

Doctoral Student in Private Law.

Erik Mägi's thesis project has the preliminary title Legally approved parent – establishing of parenthood, normcritical studies, children´s rights and legal design. The research project concerns the legal constructions of who are established as parents in different family scenarios, the legal constructions relations to social norms and power structures, as well as alternatives of legal design. Main supervisor: Sari Kouvo. Assistant supervisor: Torbjörn Odlöw. Financial support from Stiftelsen Fru Mary von Sydows, född Wijk, donationsfond.

Erik Mägi is also together with Lina-lea Zimmerman author of a textbook on family law, Stjärnfamiljejuridik [Legal Regulation of Diverse Families] (Gleerups 2015). In the spring of 2016 the authors was awarded the Jörn Svensson Award for their work with LGBTQ rights.

Read an article about the book Stjärnfamiljejuridik and Erik Mägi's research project in the School's Magazine 2017.

Erik Mägi has also, on the request of the Department of Law, conducted a norm-critical examination of the LL.M. programme in Gothenburg. Read the English summary in the report at page 8.

Erik Mägi teaches family law, labour law, discrimination law, law in practice, normcritical studies and intersectionality.

He has previously been legal practitioner, mainly in the policy-based civil society. He has been active in the public debate over several years. He also teaches folk dance and contact improvisation for adults and children.

I participate in the following research networks: Swedish Network for Family and Kinship Studies, Family Law, Practices and Policies (FaMLAPP) and Research network on sustainable development.

On other web sites

Research areas

  • Family Law
  • Normcritical studies
  • Legal design
  • Parenthood
  • Intersectionality

Teaching areas

  • Family Law
  • Labour Law
  • Discrimination Law
  • Law in Practice (Law Clinics)

Selected publications

Stjärnfamiljejuridik: Svensk familjelagstiftning ur ett normkritiskt perspektiv
Mägi, Erik, Zimmerman, Lina-lea

Nya förslaget om regler för adoptioner redan omodernt
Mägi, Erik
DN Debatt, 2018

Normkritisk granskning av övningsexempel på juristutbildningen i Göteborg
Mägi, Erik
Juridiska institutionens skriftserie \, 2018

When increased legal inclusion reinforces normativity - Establishing Parenthood in Swedish Law
Mägi, Erik

The Family Matrix
Mägi, Erik
Swedish Network for Family and Kinship Studies, Annual network meeting, Umeå University, 2019