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Department of Law


Ann-Christine Petersson Hjelm, associate professor

LLM, JSD. Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor). Researcher in Law and Society, Elder Law and Legal History. 

Carin Ulander-Wänman, associate professor


My area of research pertains to European employment policy and the regulation of the Swedish labour market in law and collective agreements. 

Carina Sjögren, financial coordinator
Edward Hansskog, human resources coordinator
Elin Jonsson, research assistant
Emil Wistrand Johansson, doctoral student

My research and teaching concern public international law, in particular accountability and cooperation in international criminal law, international humanitarian law and human rights law.


Emma Lind, administrator
Fanny Holm, associate professor
Görel Granström, associate professor

My research primarily concerns crime victims rights and especially victims of hate crime and how the legal actors are working with these issues.

Ida Asplund, doctoral student
Jan Leidö, associate professor

My research and teaching primarily concerns Swedish, comparative, and international aspects of the law of obligations, intellectual property law, private international law and arbitration law.

Johan Lindholm, professor

I research and teach Constitutional Law and Sports Law with a particular interest in courts and judicial poltics and the use of empirical methods in legal research.

Johanna Jers, doctoral student

My research focuses on gender diversity within companies and markets. 

Jon Karlsson, lecturer (absent)
Karin Åström, associate professor
Lena Enqvist, assistant professor

LL.D. 2019 Umeå University

Lena Landström, associate professor

My research and teaching are mainly within criminal procedure and criminal justice, with particular focus on the legal responsibilities and powers of police officers and prosecutors.

Maria Eklund, associate professor
Maria Forsman, associate professor

LL.D. Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor. Distinguished Teacher. Researcher in child law and lawyering.

Marina Vannelli, doctoral student (absent)

My research primarily concerns international human rights law, international children's rights, migration law and the interaction between international and regional human rights systems.

Markus Naarttijärvi, associate professor

My research revolves around constitutional rights and rule of law, in particular the intersection of technology, security and human rights.

Marlene Löding, doctoral student

Doctoral student in law. My research concerns the role of judges in Swedish lower courts.

Martina Reinius, doctoral student

I teach and research primarily migration law.

Mattias Derlen, professor

Professor of Law. Main areas of research include constitutional law, Law & Language and empirical legal science. 

Mattias Hjertstedt, associate professor

My education and research concerns above all procedural law in general and coercive measures in particular.

Per Bergling, professor (absent)

Per Bergling is appointed Director-General for the Family Law and Parental Support Authority (MFoF) and on leave of absence from Umeå University.

Peter Hultgren, assistant professor

My research and teaching primarily regards the law of obligations. My dissertation is titeled "Inadequate performance of service".

Philipp Schroeder, postdoctoral fellow

I am interested in the decision-making of courts, formal theory and quantitative research methods.

Therese Enarsson, associate professor

In my research I focus on victims' rights in different legal contexts, such as the protection of victims online and in the legal process.

Ulf Vannebäck, associate professor
Ulrika Sanden, associate professor
Victoria Lindgren, doctoral student

Doctoral student in law, main focus tax law/gender. Researches the tax payer and the Swedish fringe benefit taxation system. Teaches tax law.

Viola Boström, associate professor
Åsa Yttergren, associate professor
Örjan Edström, professor

Professor, Dr., in law and in particular labour law at Umeå University in Sweden since 2003. The author of many books and articles on labour law including EU labour law.