Lena Halldenius

Lena Halldenius


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I am professor of human rights studies, with a PhD and "docent" in practical philosophy. My first degree was in law.

My research is in political philosophy and its early modern history, with emphasis on freedom and rights. I am interested in how moral concepts figure in political theory and how values shape and are shaped by institutions and social change.

My book on the 18th-century feminist Mary Wollstonecraft – Mary Wollstonecraft and Feminist Republicanism. Independence, Rights and the Experience of Unfreedom – was published by Pickering & Chatto, London, in 2015. A Swedish translation – Mary Wollstonecraft, feminismen och frihetens förutsättningar – was published by Thales in 2016. More on the book here: http://www.pickeringchatto.com/titles/1822-9781848935365-mary-wollstonecraft-and-feminist-republicanism (Eng) and here: http://www.bokforlagetthales.se/index.php?sida=bocker&id=227 (Swe).

My ongoing research is on human rights and socioeconomic inequality. The project Cash studies how the transition towards a cashless economy affects vulnerable groups.

Follow me on Twitter: @LenaHalldenius

UKÄ subject classification

  • Philosophy


  • Human Rights
  • Political Philosophy
  • History of Philosophy


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