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Moa Bladini

Senior Lecturer

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

About Moa Bladini


My research fields are criminal law and criminal procedure law. In my previous research, I have invesitgated the concept of truth, objectivity ideals and legitimization strategies in judicial activity. In my dissertation critical discourse analysis was a central method. I have in my research mainly dealt with the concept of truth, objectivity ideals and legitimization strategies in the legal judicial activity. In my dissertation I used critical discourse analysis as a key method. 

Finished research projects:

A shorter assignment during the autumn 2016 until spring 2017: The Report Hatred and Threats Online - a Survey of the Legal Regulation in the Nordic Countries on behalf of NIKK and the Nordic Council of Ministers. The report was published in May 2017.

Currently I am working on three research projects:

During the period 2017-2019, I work in the interdisciplinary research project to Construct Objectivity - Emotions in Legal Decision-making together with Associate Professor Asa Wettergren, Department of Sociology and Work Science at University of Gothenburg, Associate Professor Stina Bergman Blix, Department of Sociology, Uppsala University, and Dr. Nina Törnqvist, the Department of Criminology at Stockholm University. The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council.

The above mentioned project is part of a larger comparative research project JUSTEMOTIONS, led by Associate professor Stina Bergman Blix, funded by ERC under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme 2018-2023. More info on

2020-2021 I am participating in the comparative project GENHA Hate Speech, Gender, Social Networks and Political Parties within the programme Justice Programme (JUST) Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (REC). I am performing the Swedish part of the project together with professor Eva-Maria Svensson, Department of Law, University of Gothenburg. The project is lead by professor Noelia Igareda González, at Universitat Autonoma Barcelona (UAB).

2020-2022 I will be part of the project Rape or consent? Effects of the new rape legislation on legal reasoning and practice. The project is lead by Professor Åsa Wettergren and Assistant Professor Sara Uhnoo at the Department of Sociology and Work Science at the University of Gothenburg.



Assistant supervisor since June 2013 to doctoral candidate Erik Björling working on a project with the working title A legal narratological study of argumentation and legal expression of civil process.

Assistant supervisor since September 2015 to doctoral candiate Mikael Bernardini working on a reseach project titled Criminalization of poverty - A Study of Criminal Law's Individualization, Delineation and Development.


My teaching includes criminal law as well as criminal procedure law beeing the course coordinator at basic and advanced courses. In criminal law I teach on
the grounds of criminal law, international criminal law, but also on the Criminal Code etc. I have a critical perspective thoughout my teaching in Criminal Law. In Criminal Procedure Law I focus on evidence and gender perspectives on law. The teaching comprises lectures in both larger and smaller forms, seminars, supervision of essays and examinations in various forms.

I supervise and examine thesis projects on the law programme and every year I teach on a course for judges given by the Judicial Academy.


On other web sites

Research areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure Law
  • Theory and Methodology in Legal Research
  • Critical legal theory, and Gender theory especially

Research in progress

Teaching areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure Law
  • Legal theory and research methods

Selected publications

Objektivitet i dömandet — på gott och på ont?
Bladini, Moa
Svensk juristtidning 100 år / jubileumsskriften utgiven under en redaktion av lagmannen Stefan Strömberg, ämnesrådet Charlotte Kugelberg, professor Petter Asp, justitierådet Anders Eka, professor Boel Flodgren och lagmannen Mikael Mellqvist ; redaktionssekreterare: kanslichefen David Säfwe och hovrättsrådet Per Claréus, Uppsala : Iustus Förlag, s. 303-312, 2016

Hat och hot på nätet – En kartläggning av den rättsliga regleringen i Norden från ett jämställdhetsperspektiv
Bladini, Moa

the (Dis)passionate Judge - Law and Emotions
Bladini, Moa
Challanges to Judicial Independence in Times of Crisis, British Academy, London, 8-9 March 2018, 2018

I objektivitetens sken - en kritisk granskning av objektivitetsideal, objektivitetsanspråk och legitimeringsstrategier i diskurser om dömande i brottmål
Bladini, Moa

Om emotioners vara eller icke vara - ett exempel från processrätten
Bladini, Moa
Juridisk publikation, 2019

“The Process of Narratives through the Legal System - in the Semblance of Objectivity”
Bladini, Moa
Europe and Beyond: Boundaries, Barriers and Belonging - 14th ESA Conference, Manchester, England, 20-23 August 2019, 2019