Maria Grahn Farley

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at Department of Law, Professors, Instructors, Researchers

+4618-471 7414
Visiting address:
Trädgårdsgatan 1 och 20, Västra Ågatan 26

Postal address:
Box 512
751 20 UPPSALA

Short presentation

Associate Professor (docent) Grahn-Farley holds a Doctoral Degree (S.J.D.) and a Masters of Laws (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School, USA, Jur.kand from Gothenburg University. Research focus: Critical Race Theory, Feminist Legal Theory, Postcolonial Theory. She teaches a graduate course in Critical Theory open to doctoral students nationwide.

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Vinnare av Kurslitteraturpriset 2019. Se länk Dagens Juridik

Keywords: human rights child rights critical race theory feminist legal theory postcolonial theory

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Uppsala University, School of Law: Associate Professor/Docent

Albany Law School, NY: Associate Professor/Docent

Harvard Law School: Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.)

Harvard Law School: Master of Laws (LL.M)

Gothenburg University: Jur. kand. (LL.M.)

Awards, honors and fellowships

Harvard Law School Gammon Fellowship (2004-2005)

Humanities Research Institute of the University of California, (post. doc.) (2002-2003)

Visiting Professor, Univ. of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (2011-2012)

Godfrey Lecturer, University of Maine School of Law (2007)

Faculty Mentor to Harvard Undergraduate (2006)

Visiting Scholar, Graduate Department of Sociology, Boston College (2003-2004)



Maria Grahn-Farley's doctoral thesis examines the development of national child right regimes in the twentieth century. It is a comparative study between US and Swedish social welfare legislation in the era of nation-state and welfare-state building. She has a practical background in child rights advocacy as a member of the National board of Swedish Save the Children. Her current research examines UN human rights regimes' transformation through regional international organizations from an international law perspective.


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