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Research interests

Normative political theory, distributive justice, egalitarianism, the moral aspects of markets, productive justice, Analytical Marxism, metatheoretical and methodological questions in political theory, the philosophy of G. A. Cohen, moral aspects of work and future work

Research project

My dissertation is about personal responsibility for justice. More specifically, my aim is to develop the idea that a just society would not only be characterized by just institutions but also have a social ethos informed by principles of social justice. Drawing on and developing work by political philosopher G. A. Cohen and theorists of ‘productive justice’, my dissertation defends the idea that there are individual duties to make productive contributions toward the realization of justice, and that an ethos is central in motivating people to do so. My supervisors are Eva Erman and Simon Birnbaum.

Parts of the project have been conducted as a Fellow at the Department of Philosophy, Harvard University (fall 2018), and as a Visiting Doctoral Student at the Department of Politics and International Relations and The Centre for the Study of Social Justice, Oxford University (winter/spring of 2017). I have also had the chance to be on two periods of parental leave during the project. 

Publications

2018 ”Rescuing Justice from Indifference: Equality, Pareto, and Cohen’s Ethos”, Social Theory and Practice. Volume 44, No. 4, pp. 485-506.

2018 “Jonathan Wolff: Varför läsa Marx idag?” Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift. Volume 120, No. 3-4, pp. 610-612. Book review.

2017 “Defining the duty to contribute: Against the market solution”. European
Journal of Political Theory
. Volume 18, No. 4, pp. 469-488. First published 20 February 2017.

2017 "Appearances of Ēthos in Political Thought: The Dimension of Practical Reason". Political Studies Review, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp. 604-605 (November 2017). Book review.

2015 “Finding Oneself in the Other, Written by G. A. Cohen.” Journal of Moral Philosophy. Volume 12. No. 3, pp. 343–346. doi:10.1163/17455243-01203002. Book review.

Conference papers (selection)

“Equality, Pareto and Cohen’s Ethos” Awarded the Pavia Graduate Conference Anniversary award, 2017. Also presented at the Swedish Network for Political Theory, Stockholm, 2017 & The Philosophy Days, Uppsala 2017.

“Distributive justice, markets, and the social ethos: The role of intentions” Presented at the Justice and Markets conference, Aarhus University, January 2018.

“’From each according to abilities’ and the duty to contribute” Presented at the Nordic Network for Political Theory, Copenhagen, 2015.

“On action guidance in political philosophy” Presented at the Swedish Network for Political Theory, Södertörn, 2015.

Education

Degree of Master of Science. Political Science, Stockholm University 2014

Degree of Bachelor of Science. Political Science, Stockholm University 2012

Teaching

Samtida Politisk Teori, Statsvetenskap III (Contemporary political theory, Political Science III)

C-uppsats (Bachelor’s thesis)

Politisk teori, Statsvetenskap I (Political theory, Political science I)

Jämlikhetens teori och praktik, Statsvetenskap II (The theory and practice of equality, Political Science II)