Ulrika Andersson

Professor, Associate professor

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences


  • Criminal Law, Gender


Ulrika Andersson is Associate Professor of Criminal Law at the Faculty of Law, Lund University, Sweden, working as a teacher and researcher in criminal law and criminal procedural law. Her main research focuses broadly on questions concerning law and power. She is particularly interested in issues of sexuality and gender, in addition to power relations in regard to class and ethnicity. She has done research on sexual offenses, highlighting the gendered structure of legal definitions, as well as the proof process. She has also done research on human trafficking regulations and dealt with juvenile crime and delinquency issues in connection with gang activity. Andersson has also participated in the project Inequalities and Multiple Discrimination in Access to Health.

Together with Titti Mattsson she has initiated and direct the interdisciplinary research group Law and Vulnerabilities at Lund University, in collaboration with among others Professor Martha Fineman at Emory Law School, Atlanta. Their research connects social law with criminal law and is based on two issues: firstly, they investigate the relation between law and people positioned as vulnerable, and secondly how the law relates to structures and individuals.

Ulrika Andersson is currently working in a multidisciplinary project with researchers from the department of history, ethnology and English literature, at Lund University. Together they study contemporary narratives on sexual violence in different genres in Sweden, such as the press, social media and the law. She is also collaborating with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai, India.


Ulrika Andersson teaches criminal law, criminal procedure and law and gender. She has a great interest in supervision and writing and is currently supervising three phd students; Peter Gottschalk, Mareike Persson och Tova Bennet.

Recent research outputs

Ulrika Andersson & Bengtson, S., 2020, International Law and Violence Against Women: Europe and the Istanbul Convention. Niemi, J., Peroni, L. & Stoyanova, V. (eds.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Ulrika Andersson, 2019 Oct 1, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Ulrika Andersson, 2019 Mar 29, Rape narratives in motion. Andersson, U., Edgren, M., Karlsson, L. & Nilsson, G. (eds.). Abingdon: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 101-118 18 p. (Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture).

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