CV

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Anna-Karin Margareta Andersson

 

anna-karin.m.andersson@uit.no

 

Department of Philosophy

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

UiT – The Arctic University of Norway/Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy (ARC)

Po. Box 6050 Langnes​

N-9037 Tromsø, NORWAY 

 

Office: TEO-H1 1.539

Phone: +47 77645841

e-mail: anna-karin.m.andersson@uit.no

 

 

Academic positions

The University of Tromsø, August 2019 – present. Postdoctoral Research Fellow.  

The University of Tromsø, August 2017 – August 2019. Associate Professor.

The University of Bergen, October  2014 – August 2017. Researcher.

The University of Cambridge, February 2011 – October 2014. Postdoctoral Researcher.

Harvard University, January 2008 – January 2011. Fellow in Philosophy.

 

Education

Stockholm University, 2007. PhD. Philosophy.

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Fall 2006. Visiting Graduate Student.

 

Linköping University, 2002. M.A. Philosophy, M.A. Applied Ethics.

 

Additional professional training

University Pedagogy 1 (teaching qualification course), Centre for Learning and Teaching, Stockholm University, 2007.

 

Areas of Specialization

Ethics, Political and Social Philosophy, Bioethics.

 

Areas of Competence

Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Science and Research Ethics, Critical Thinking, Informal Logic and Semantics, The History of Early Modern Philosophy.

 

Peer reviewed publications

“Substituted Decision Making and the Dispositional Choice Account.” The Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 44, 2018, pp. 703-709. Online first March 2, 2018.  DOI:10.1136/medethics-2016-103672. (With Kjell Arne Johansson.) Selected as Editor’s Choice.  

 

“Priority Rules as Solutions to Conflicting Health Care Rights,” Journal of Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2017, pp. 67–76. Online first 3 Sept, 2016. DOI 10.1007/s11019-016-9728-z (with Frode Lindemark and Kjell Arne Johansson.)  

 

“Challenging the Principle of Proportionality,” The Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 42, No. 4, 2016, pp. 242-245 Online first 2 Feb.2016. DOI:10.1136/medethics-2015-103008

 

“Rights Bearers and Rights Functions,” Philosophical Studies, Vol. 172, No. 6, 2015, pp. 1625-1646. DOI 10.1007/s11098-014-0368-y

 

“Parental Responsibility and Entitlement,” International Journal of Applied Philosophy,  Vol. 28, No. 1, 2014, pp. 49-70. DOI 10.5840/ijap2014115

 

“Capacities, Potentialities, and Rights,” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Vol. 17, No. 4, 2013, pp. 653-665. DOI 10.1007/s10677-013-9463-y

 

“Choices, Interests, and Potentiality: What Distinguishes Bearers of Rights?” The Journal of Value Inquiry, Vol. 47, No. 3, 2013, pp. 175-190. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10790-013-9378-9

 

“HIV Testing of Pregnant Women: An Ethical Analysis,” Developing World Bioethics, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2011, pp. 109-119. (with Kjell-Arne Johansson and Kirsten Pedersen). DOI:10.1111/j.1471-8847.2011.00304.x

 

“Embryonic Stem Cells and Property Rights,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Vol. 36, No. 3, 2011, pp. 221-242. DOI:10.1093/jmp/jhr013

 

“The Positive and Negative Rights of Pre-Natal Organisms and Infants/Children in Virtue of Their Potentiality for Autonomous Agency,” Forum Philosophicum, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2007, pp. 293-312.

 

“An Alleged Contradiction in Nozick’s Entitlement Theory,” Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 21, No. 3, 2007, pp. 43-63.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

”Respectful Adjudication of Rights Conflicts,” in New Essays on the Nature of Rights, McBride, M. (ed.) (2017): Hart Publishing

 

Teaching experience

 

Undergraduate Level

 

Courses taught:

 

Introduction to Philosophy (Examen Philosophicum):

 

Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, The University of Tromsø.

 

Summary of duties:

Seminar leader. Duties include leading seminars, course development, course evaluation, oral and written examination, and marking. Undergraduate essay supervision. Approximately 15 hours per week. Classes of approximately 100 students per semester.

 

Introduction to Applied Ethics: Covering topics in Bioethics and Social/Political

Philosophy:

 

Spring 2003, fall 2003, spring 2004, fall 2004, spring 2005, fall 2005, spring 2006,

Stockholm University.

 

Introduction to Critical Thinking and Logic: fall 2004, spring 2005, fall 2005, spring

2006, Stockholm University.

 

Summary of duties:

 

Main instructor of undergraduate level introductory courses. Duties include lectures and

seminars, course development, course evaluation, and marking. Some undergraduate

essay supervision. Approximately 8 hours per week. Classes ranging from 20 to 60

students.

 

 

Professional Programs

 

Courses taught:

 

Introduction to Medical Ethics: fall 2014, Haukeland University Hospital.

 

 

Summary of duties:

 

Collaborating instructor of introductory course. Duties include collaborative curriculum development and lecturing in collaboration with the main instructor. One occasion, approximately 40 minutes. Fall 2014, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen. Class of approximately 200 students.

 

 

Tutoring Undergraduate Level

 

Hume’s A Treatise of Human Nature seminar: spring 2002, Linköping University

 

 

Bachelor Level Courses:

 

Forthcoming spring 2019:

 

Biotechnology and Ethics: forthcoming spring 2019

 

Summary of duties:

Lectures, course development, course evaluation, oral and written examination.

    

 

PhD Level Courses

 

Courses taught:

 

Research Ethics and Philosophy of Science: fall 2014, spring 2015, The University of Bergen.

 

Summary of duties:

 

Collaborating instructor of PhD seminars and student group exercises. Duties include curriculum development, lectures, and collaborative conduction of seminar. Two full days. Class of approximately 50 students.

 

Courses taught:

 

The Function of Rights and Global Health Priorities: Spring 2015, University of Bergen.

 

 

Summary of duties:

 

Main instructor of PhD seminar. Duties include introductory lectures and conduction of

seminars, and tutorials, including arranging and conducting video conferences with leading rights ethicists. Curriculum development, administration, and course evaluation. 2 hours a’ 8 occasions. Class of approximately 30 students.

 

Spring of 2017:

 

Ph.D. Seminar: Global Health and Human Rights.

 

 

Scholarships and grants

Program Establishment Support Grant Horizon 2020. 2019.

 

Dan Searle and Humane Studies Fellowship 2009-2010

 

Travel Fund for Scholars 2009

 

Research Student Fellowship Stockholm University 2002-2007.

 

Run-Janne Scholarship 2006.

 

 

 

International conference presentations

“The Sustainable Development Goals, The Capability Approach, and Renewable Energy Shaping the Smart Arctic Society,” January 22-24, 2019, Artctic Frontiers, Tromsø, Norway.

 

“Equality of Opportunity to Make Entitling Choices,” August 5-8, 2010, 3rd Annual Rocky Mountains Ethics Congress (RoME), University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

 

“Limited Natural Resources and Future Generations: On the Combination of Self-Ownership and Equality of Opportunity,” October 30-31, 2009, The Ethics of Climate Change: Intergenerational Justice and the Global Challenge, University of Delaware, Delaware, USA.

 

”Self-Ownership and Equality of Opportunity,” August 6-9, 2009, 2nd Annual Rocky Mountains Ethics Congress (RoME), University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

 

“Limited Natural Resources and Future Generations: On The Combination of Self-Ownership and Equality of Opportunity,” July 30-August 1, 2009, 26th International Social Philosophy Conference, North American Society for Social Philosophy, St. Joseph’s University, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

”Embryonic Stem Cells and Property Rights,” July 2-4, 2009, Association for Legal and Social Philosophy Conference, ”Ethics for the 21st Century”, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

"Negative Rights in Virtue of Potentiality for Autonomous Agency," September 3-8, 2008, 9th World Congress of Bioethics ”The Challenge of Cross-Cultural Bioethics in the 21st Century”, University of Rijeka, Croatia.

 

“An Alleged Contradiction in Nozick’s Entitlement Theory,” July 17-19, 25th International Social Philosophy Conference, North American Society for Social Philosophy, 2008, University of Portland, Oregon, USA.

 

“An Alleged Contradiction in Nozick’s Entitlement Theory,” July 4-6, 2008, Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference, The Manchester Centre for Political Theory, University of Manchester, UK.

 

”Negative Rights in Virtue of Potentiality for Autonomous Agency”, 19th Canadian Society for Bioethics Annual Conference, June 18-20, 2008, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

 

“An Alleged Contradiction in Nozick’s Entitlement Theory,” 2nd International Conference on Philosophy, June 4-7, 2007, Athens Institute for Education and Research, Greece.

 

 

Invited talks and papers

“Rights Bearers and Rights Functions,” November 3-4, 2014, Workshop "Close Personal Relationships,” Umeå University, Sweden.  

 

“Fair Play, Predictable Criminal Punishment, and Reciprocity,” March 7, 2011, Political Theory Workshop, Nuffield College, Oxford University, UK.

 

“Embryonic Stem Cell Research and Rights Ethics,” January 26, 2009, Filosofiska Föreningen, Linköping University, Sweden.

 

”Negative Rights in Virtue of Potentiality for Autonomous Agency,” November 28, 2007, CSEP Senior Seminar Series, University of Manchester, UK.

 

Invited panels

Invited participation in hearing/panel debate on the ethical problems of foetal diagnostic screening for Downs Syndrome, March 16, 2007, Stockholm, Sweden.

 

Presented Papers

“Equality of Opportunity to Make Entitling Choices,” June 12-18, 2010, Scholarship and a Free Society Graduate Seminar, Bryn Mawr University, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

“An Alleged Contradiction in Nozick’s Entitlement Theory,” June 5, 2007, Umeå University, National Conference in Philosophy, Sweden. 

 

”The Necessity of Parents Ensuring their Offspring’s Autonomy in Order to Avoid Violating Negative Rights,” March 23, 2007, Uppsala University, Sweden.

 

“An Alleged Contradiction in Nozick’s Entitlement Theory,” October 23, 2006, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA.

 

“The Positive and Negative Rights of Pre-Natal Organisms and Infants/Children in Virtue of Their Potentiality for Capacity for Autonomous Agency,” October 16, 2006, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA.

 

“The Necessity of Parents Ensuring their Offspring's Autonomy in Order to Avoid Violating Negative Rights,” October 5, 2006, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA.

 

“The Necessity of Parents Ensuring their Offspring's Autonomy in Order to Avoid Violating Negative Rights,” March 30, 2006, Linköping University, Sweden.

 

“The Positive and Negative Rights of Pre-Natal Organisms and Infants/Children in Virtue of Their Potentiality for Capacity for Autonomous Agency,” November 10, 2005, Linköping University, Sweden.

 

Professional activities and service/departmental service

 

Referee, Journal of Ethics, 2019.

Referee, Human Rights Review, 2019.

Referee, Philosophical Studies, 2018.

Referee, The Journal of Medical Ethics, 2016, 2017, 2019.

Referee, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 2015, 2017.

Referee, Theoria, 2011

Referee, Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 2008.

 

Evaluation committee, PhD position in Climate Ethics/Environmental philosophy, the University of Tromsø, 2019.

 

Collaborative Subject Author, Bachelor Program in Philosophy, The University of Tromsø, 2017.

 

Organizer of publication seminar for PhD students, The University of Tromsø.

 

Commentator, August 7, 2009, 2nd Annual Rocky Mountain Ethics (RoME) Congress, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

 

Session Chair, July 17-19, 25th International Social Philosophy Conference, North American Society for Social Philosophy, 2008, University of Portland, Oregon, USA.

 

Deputy graduate student representative, Board of Directors, Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University, 2003-2007.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications in CRIStin


  • Andersson, Anna-Karin Margareta; Johansson, Kjell Arne. Substituted decision making and the dispositional choice account. Journal of Medical Ethics 2018. ISSN 0306-6800.s 1 - 7.s doi: 10.1136/medethics-2016-103672.