Lisbeth Segerlund

Senior Lecturer

School of Global
Visiting address
Konstepidemins väg 2
41314 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 700
40530 Göteborg

About Lisbeth Segerlund

Bachelor of Arts at Uppsala University, with a major in Business and Management and a minor in Economics, Master of Arts at Stockholm University (60 credits) in International Economic History and PhD in Economic History at Stockholm University, specializing in International Relations. Previous employment as a Senior Lecturer at Stockholm University (2008-2010) and Södertörn University (2010-2012) and, among others, as an analyst/ reporting case officer in state agency and case officer at NGOs.

Areas of interest and current research

The research is mainly focused on international institutions and international norms based in a social constructivist perspective, with a particular interest in issues of corporate responsibility for human rights. In 2010 Lisbeth Segerlund published "Making Corporate Social Responsibility A Global Concern: Norm Construction in Globalizing World" at Ashgate publishers as a result of this research.

At present one strand of the research is focused on the study of the UN work on business and human rights and in particular the work by the UN Special Representative for Business and Human Rights 2005-2011 and the resulting UN Guding Principles.

Another strand of research focuses on aged based discrimination or ageism where issues relating to recrutiment of older adults in government agencies is currently studied. In relation to this, a conference paper is presented at the Aging & Social Change: Eleventh Interdisciplinary Conference,“Aging Societies: Extended Working Lives and Discrimination Against Older Workers” (Online Conference) with UBC, Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada,23–24 September 2021.


Mainly on the Swedish Master Programme in Human Rights.

Consultation hours during the semester in connection with teaching and Tuesdays 9-11, consultation by phone and e-mail or by agreement.