Matilda Arvidsson

Universitetslektor, biträdande

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Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
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Box 650
40530 Göteborg

About Matilda Arvidsson

Matilda Arvidsson, BA, LLM, LLD, associate professor (Docent) in international law, assistant senior lecturer in law and theory, has studied law in Lund, Jerusalem and Khartoum. She completed her LLD in international law at the Faculty of Law, Lund University, from where she also holds a LLM in jurisprudence and a BA in political science.

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 ( She reviews manuscripts and journal articles for a number of publishing houses and academic journals, including Oxford University Press, Routledge, European Journal of International Law, Leiden Journal of International Law, the Australian Feminist Law Journal, and Griffith Law Review. She has a background in legal practice and acts as a pro bono legal adviser.

Recent 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-), Karin Åberg (international law), Dpt of Law, University of Gothenburg (2018-)

Previous: 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.


Matilda has two young children and worked part-time between 2009 and 2017.

Upcoming conference: "(Non)fascist living, law, and AI: Actions for posthuman anti-fascist becomings", 14-16 December at the Department of Law, University of Gothenburg

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Research areas

  • AI and Law
  • International law
  • Legal theory

Research in progress

Teaching areas

  • AI and Law
  • Legal theory
  • International law

Selected publications

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

M. Arvidsson & M. Elander (2022) ‘Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Gender and International Law.” In Oxford Bibliographies in International Law. Ed. Tony Carty. New York: Oxford University Press. DOI:

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