Lena Halldenius

Professor, Docent/Habilitation, Doctor of Philosophy, LLM

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Philosophy


  • Human Rights, Political Philosophy, History of Philosophy


I am professor of human rights studies. My PhD and "docentur" is 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 new project is on human rights and socioeconomic inequality.

Follow me on Twitter: @LenaHalldenius
Follow me on Academia.edu: https://lu.academia.edu/LenaHalldenius

Recent research outputs

Lena Halldenius, 2019 Apr 8, In : Global Intellectual History.

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Lena Halldenius, 2019 Feb 19, Anekdot. Det digitala bildningsmagasinet.

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Lena Halldenius, 2019, (Accepted/In press) Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy. Sellers, M. & Kirste, S. (eds.). Springer

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