Affiliated as other position at Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies Units: Philosophy
A, Humanisthuset, HE128 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
I work on issues in applied philosophy and work for philosophy playing a larger role in public debate. I started out studying political science, received my PhD in philosophy from a technological university and do research primarily on issues at the interface between economics and political philosophy.
In my teaching, I focus mainly on political philosophy, philosophy of science and applied ethics. I have taught to philosophy to not only philosophers, but also to teachers, bio-technicians, physicians, graduate students, and automotive engineers. One thing I appreciate about working at this institution is the ability to think in new ways about teaching, both in terms of methodology and content. I think it is largely because of this openess that I received the Faculty of Arts' teaching prize in 2013.
Most of my research has had to do with questions regarding justice at work, including everything from how to evaluative workplace inspections to the game theory of working conditions or the implication of theories like Dworkin's and Rawls's for how we should organize work. I work on two major projects. In one of these, I will examine the ideal of equality in education. In the second project I develop a theory of justice regarding trade unions.