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Katarina Hyltén-Cavallius


Katarina Hyltén-Cavallius


Katarina Hyltén-Cavallius is assistant professor at the Department of Law, Aarhus University.

She is the author/editor of two books:

  • Free Movement of Persons in the Nordic States: EU Law, EEA Law, and Regional Cooperation (Oxford: Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury, 2022) (ed, w/ Jaan Paju).
  • EU Citizenship at the Edges of Freedom of Movement (Oxford: Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury, 2020).

As from 2020, she has been appointed as a national legal expert for Denmark within the European Commission's MoveS-Network, where she contributes with reports and analyses regarding the legal conditions for free movement of workers and cross-border social security coordination.

Before joining Aarhus University in 2017, she wrote her Ph.D. thesis project on "EU Citizenship and the Edges of Freedom of Movement" at the Centre for European and Comparative Legal Studies at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. The project analyses the legal meaning and effect of EU citizenship in cases of uncertain residence status or lack of economic agency.

The thesis has now been redrafted into a monograph with Hart Publishing's Modern Studies in European Law Series and published in November 2020. 

In 2016 she pursued a research stay at the Faculty of Law at KU Leuven, Belgium and was a visiting researcher (stagiaire) at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.

Prior to pursuing a Ph.D., Katarina worked at the Administrative Court in Malmö a drafting lawyer, and law clerk, specialising in social security law, migration law and tax law. She has also been an Associate at Deloitte, working on cross-border taxation consultancy of employees in international employment.

She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree (B.A.) in French and Literature, as well as a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of Gothenburg. During her studies, she spent time at Institut Catholique de Paris (Catholic University of Paris), and did an internship at the United Nations World Food Programme in Cotonou (Benin).



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