Matilda Arvidsson

Universitetslektor, biträdande

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Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
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Box 650
40530 Göteborg

About Matilda Arvidsson

Dr Matilda Arvidsson is an associate professor (docent) in international law, assistant senior lecturer in jurisprudence.

Her research interests are interdisciplinary and include AI and law, legal and theory, international law, posthumanism and technology, as well as the embodiment of law in its various forms and in inter-species relations. She is an associate editor of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence: Law & Technology (…), and part of the editorial board of Law, Technology and Humans (

Matilda Arvidsson is the editor of the AI, Law and Politics book series at Routledge. The series invites new ways of thinking about the various connections between AI, law, politics, and society. More broadly the series is concerned with addressing the normative fields of the emergence, use, regulation, experience, and impact of AI and related emerging technologies. The series publishes full length and short monographs as well as edited collections. Contact, for book proposals and inquires:

Visiting Professor: 2022-24 Université Catholique de Lille, Faculté Libre de Droit, Paris, France.

Visiting research positions (a selection): 2018-19 Helsinki University Law School, Finland; 2018-19 La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia; 2017 Melbourne Law School, Australia

Supervised Doctoral students: Hedvig Lärka (international law), Dpt of Law, University of Gothenburg (2021-), Hugo Lundberg (international law), Dpt of Law, University of Gothenburg (2021-), Simon Fagéus (design), HDK-Valand - Academy of Art and Design, University of Gothenburg (2023-) Karin Åberg (international law), Dpt of Law, University of Gothenburg (2018-), Kristina Wejstål (international law), Dpt of Law, University of Gothenburg (2019-2021).

External member of grading committee for awarding of doctoral degree (LLD, PhD): 2022 Marcus Tannenberg, Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 2021 Gustav Stenseke Arup, Philosophy of Law, University of Karlstad, Sweden, 2020 Renske Vos, International Law, VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


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Research areas

  • AI and Law
  • International law
  • Jurisprudence

Research in progress

  • Data Power: Law, Media, and Politics in the pioneering work of Kerstin Anér, financed by the Swedish Royal Academy of Science (Kungl. Vetenskaps- och Vitterhets-Samhället, KVVA), (PI), 2023–24
  • Democratic participation, AI and Law in the Human+ Condition, funded by WASP-HS (PI), 2021-2026:
  • The Past as Present: Contemporary Legal Fragmentation and The Mission Covenant Church of Sweden as a Rule of Law Actor in Congo 1881–1961, funded by Vetenskapsrådet (PI), 2022-2025:
  • Unpacking the contention between openness and security in the Nordic region: Digital public surveillance practices at three state borders, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (research participant), 2022-2025:

Teaching areas

  • AI and Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • International law

Selected publications

M. Arvidsson & G. Noll (2023) 'Decision Making in Asylum Law and Machine Learning: Autoethnographic Lessons Learned on Data Wrangling and Human Discretion,' Nordic Journal of International Law, 92(84), 56–92: http://DOI: 10.1163/15718107-bja10057

M. Arvidsson (2022) ‘Laugh All You Medusas! Hélène Cixous’ Écriture Feminine as Feminist Legal Translation, Transformation, Transgression, and Translactation in the Era of AI and the Anthropocene,’ Australian Feminist Law Journal, 47:2, 283-297, DOI: 10.1080/13200968.2021.2083781

The swarm that we already are: Artificially Intelligent (AI) swarming ‘insect drones’, targeting and international humanitarian law in a posthuman ecologyArvidsson, MatildaJournal of Human Rights and the Environment, 11:1, 2020

Targeting, Gender and International Posthumanitarian Law and Practice: Framing the Question of the Human in International Humanitarian LawArvidsson, MatildaAustralian Feminist Law Journal, 44:1, s. 9-28, 2018