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I am currently involved in a research project on post hoc interventions at the Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies in Lund, developing methods to address prejudiced behaviour after the prejudiced behaviour has occurred, but before it has any negative impact.

I am also working on questions related to causation. In joint work with Caroline Torpe Touborg, I have suggested and defended an account of teleological reasons building on Touborg's account of causation. We have also developed a related account of blameworthiness. In my dissertation from 2021, I defend, motivate and elaborate these accounts. In particular, I show that they can explain our intuitions about reasons and blameworthiness in collective harm cases like climate change and Parfit's famous case of the harmless torturers.

I am looking into ways to extend the analysis in two different directions: first, to give an accurate analysis of what it is to harm someone, and second, to give an accurate account of causation within the law. Currently, I am working on a project on how to best understand causation within the Swedish law against discrimination. 


I teach at the Department of Philosophy and at the Section of Human Rights Studies, both at Lund University.

Since 2017, I teach the philosophy of religion, which constitutes one part of the course "Philosophy of Religion and Aesthetics" given during the first semester of studies in practical philosophy. I give the course together with Frits Gåvertsson. I also give the course "The Classics of Moral Philosophy" together with Björn Petersson since 2019, and here I am responsible for the part that concerns Mary Wollstonecraft's philosophy. This course is given during the second semester of studies in practical philosophy. Morover, since the autumn of 2021, I teach for the course "Modern Political Philosophy", which is also is given during the second semester of studies in practical philosophy.

Earlier, I have developed and held two thematic courses at the Department of Philosophy in Lund. These are courses that are only given on one occasion, and which students who study practical philosophy semester 2 or later can read (and in some cases must read). In 2021, Anton Emilsson and I developed and held a course called "Free will and responsibility" where we read modern classics on the theme, and in 2017 I taught a theme course called "Collective action and responsibility" where we in a similar way read modern classics on the theme.

At the Section for Human Rights Studies, I am course coordinator for the course "Human rights in theory" which the students in the bachelor program take during their third semester. I teach the course together with Eric Brandstedt, and have previously taught the course with Lena Halldenius (in 2019) and Cathrine Felix (in 2020).

In addition to this, I supervise and examine essays that the students of the bachelor program in Human Rights Studies write during their third semester since 2019.

Professional work

I review articles for several journals, including Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Ergo, Erkenntis, Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, Journal of Ethics, Journal of Social Ontology, and Journal of Value Inquiry. Previously, I was the chair of the Doctoral Seminar at the Department of Philosophy (2018-2019) and treasurer of the Philosophical Society (2016-2020), both at Lund University. In addition to this, I was the doctoral students’ representative on the Department of Philosophy's departmental board (2016-2020), on the HT faculty board for third cycle studies (2016-2019), and on the HT faculty research board (2018-2021). As the doctoral students’ representative on the Department of Philosophy's departmental board, I participated in the faculty's quality dialogues, the nomination committee work prior to the election of the department board, and in the admission of new doctoral students.

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 13 - Climate Action

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  • Philosophy


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