Linnea Wegerstad

Linnea Wegerstad

Senior lecturer

Personal profile


Linnea Wegerstad has a Degree of Doctor of Laws from Lund University (2015). Her doctoral thesis explores the concept of sexual integrity through a historical, theoretical, and doctrinal analysis of Swedish criminal law.

Linnea Wegerstad's research interest are broadly in the field of law, gender and sexuality, with a focus on criminal law, sexual offenses and feminist legal theory. A common thread in her research is the role of criminal law in society and how areas of knowledge other than law can be included in legal scholarship. This also includes an interest in how empirical methods may be employed in criminal law research.

Currently she is involved in two research projects:

  • "The #metoo momentum and its aftermath: digital justice seeking and societal responses" together with Ulrika Andersson, Lena Karlsson and Clare McGlynn. (2019-2021)
  • "Researchers' arguments and ethical boards decisions concerning children's participation in research about child abuse and neglect - right to participate, benefits and risks" together with Gisela Priebe and Sabine Schönfeld. (2021-2023)

Linnea Wegerstad is co-ordinator for an advanced study group at the Pufendorf institute: "Reimagining Police and Public Safety". (2021)


Linnea Wegerstad teaches criminal law, criminal procedure law and feminist legal theory. She is course director for the advanced courses "Sexuality, social control and criminal law" and "Criminal proceedings - from preliminary investigation to judgment".

Professional work

During the years 2015-2018, Linnea Wegerstad worked in the general courts. She has practised as law clerk at Lund District Court and the Court of Appeal over Skåne and Blekinge, and acted as junior judge at Malmö District Court.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

  • Law


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