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Law and Vulnerabilities research programme, Faculty of Law, Lund University, 2015

Postal address: Law and Vulnerabilities research programme, Faculty of Law, Lund University, Box 207, SE – 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Visiting address: Lilla Gråbrödersgatan 4, Lund
Web page: https://www.law.lu.se/#!lawandvulnerabilities

Contact person: Associate Professor Ulrika Andersson, phone: +46 (0)46 222 1114.

Activities related to South Asia:

The Law and Vulnerabilities Programme cooperates with several international institutes, among them Emory School of Law and Nagoya School of Law. The programme is cross-disciplinary and cooperates with the Department of Sociology, Sociology of Law and Centre for Gender Studies at Lund University, as well as with Stockholm University and the School of Business, Economics and Law at Gothenburg University. The programme’s objective is to promote and develop the jurisprudence and the multi-disciplinary research in the field connected to Law and Vulnerabilities as well as to foster the interchange between jurisprudence and the practice of law.

Associate Professor Nishi Mitra from the Advanced Centre for Women’s Studies at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai, India, spends the month of September 2014 at the Faculty of Law, as a scholarship holder through the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Indo-European mobility programme EMINTE (more information). She has been invited by Dr. Ulrika Andersson.
Nishi Mitra has a Phd from 2007 with a thesis entitled ”Marital Violence: A Feminist Understanding of Violence in Intimate Relations”. She has been engaged in a spectrum of activities on gender and women’s issues including research, teaching postgraduate students, and organizing conferences and workshops. She is currently involved in a research project on ”Vulnerability Approach to Understanding Women’s Issues in India, US and Sweden”, and during her stayat Lund University, she addresses research scholars on feminist methodologies and Violence against Women in India  and explore prospects of interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research and publication.
She is also involved in a project on ”Early/Child Marriage Initiative in India”, focusing on the issue of girl child and women’s empowerment so as to augment their capacities to focus and prevent early/child marriage and broaden the scope of alternatives available to girls and their families in terms of livelihood options, educational mobility, skills training and knowledge of rights related to  health and sexuality. The research is carried out in the four states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal.

On 7–9 January, Ulrika Andersson participates in an International Interdisciplinary Seminar on ”Access to Justice: Trends and Issues” on 7–9 January 2016 in Thiruvananthapuram. The three-day seminar is organised by the Department of Law at University of Kerala, India, with some assistance from SASNET, whose Director, Dr. Anna Lindberg participates. The target group is academicians from Law studies and other social science disciplines, but also to students, social activists and the representatives of governmental and nongovernmental organizations.
The keynote lecture will be delivered by Dr. David Tushaus from the Department of Criminal Justice/Legal Studies at Missouri Western State University, USA. Three separate Best Student Paper awards will be given for the Graduate, Post graduate and Doctoral level student authors. The conference convener is Professor K.C.Sunny, and Head Department of Law, University of Kerala. Full information about the conference.