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Eva-Maria Svensson

Deputy head of department

Department of
Law
Telephone
Visiting address
Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 650
40530 Göteborg

About Eva-Maria Svensson

Deputy Head, Professor, LLD, LLM in Law, Department of Law, School of Business, Economics and Law

My research is mainly concentrated on legal philosophy and theory, particularly in the field feminist/gender legal studies, gender equality law and policy, and freedom of speech. I also do research in the fields of ageing and capability, gender equality in the Arctic as well as Studies of Academic Knowledge in Law.

I participate in several research networks, in jurisprudence, feminist/gender studies, socio-legal studies, critical legal studies, free speech issues, such as the international network on Gender Equality in the Arctic TUARQ, the Nordic Network in Women’s Law and Feminist/Gender Legal Studies, several International Network in Feminist and Feminist Legal Studies, Critical legal scholars, NORSIL (the Nordic Research Network for Sámi and Indigenous People's Law), and the International Association for Legal Philosophy and Social Philosophy (IVR).

During the years 2012-2017 I was director for the centre Gothenburg interdisciplinary gender research Network (GIG).

Up to 2017 I have supervised eight LLD students to dissertation, and for the moment (2019) I am supervisor for three LLD students. I teach master students as well as PhD and LLD students in legal theories and methods, feminist legal studies, discrimination and gender equality.

Senior leader for the research group in jurisprudence at the Department of Law.

Ongoing research projects

Ageing and capability, AgeCap

Gender Equality in the Arctic, TUARQ

Market-driven freedom of speech

On other web sites

Research areas

  • Legal theory and philosophy including feminist/gender legal studies, gender equality and equality policy and law, freedom of expression, indigenous rights, ageing and capability

Research in progress

Teaching areas

  • Legal theories and methods, feminist/gender legal studies, gender equality and equality policy and law, studies of academic knowledge

Selected publications

Building and Sustaining Freedom of Expression, Considering Sweden
Kenyon, Andrew, Svensson, Eva-Maria, Edström, Maria
Nordicom Review 2017:1, 38:1 (Jun 20017), s. 31-45, 2016

Feminist and Environmentalist Public Governance in the Arctic
Svensson, Eva-Maria
Arctic Environmental Modernities From the Age of Polar Exploration to the Era of the Anthropocene / edited by Lill-Ann Körber, Scott MacKenzie, Anna Westerståhl Stenport, Palgrave Macmillan, s. 215-230, 2017

Gender Equality in the Governance of the Arctic Region
Svensson, Eva-Maria
Nordic Journal on Law and Society, 1:1-2, s. 16-64, 2017

Trust and values for sale. Market-Driven and Democracy-driven Freedom of Expression
Edström, Maria, Svensson, Eva-Maria
In Carlsson, U. (Ed.) Freedom of Expression and Media in Transition. Studies and Reflections in the Digital Age, Göteborg : Nordicom, s. 67-74, 2016