Department of Political Science

Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen

Assistant Professor

Profile photoViki Møller Lyngby Pedersen
PhD Student
Department of Political Science

Postal address:

Bartholins Allé 7
1332, 123
8000
Aarhus C
Denmark

Email: vikip@ps.au.dk
Phone: +4587166338, +4524260623

Academic employment

Assistant Professor, Centre for the Experimental-Philosophical Study of Discrimination, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University. 1 January 2020-3 December 2023.
(Maternity leave for 11 months of the period).

External lecturer, ‘Responsibility, Freedom and Unhealthy Choices’, MSc-level, Department of Political Science, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, 1 September 2019-31 January 2020.

Education

Ph.D in Political Theory, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, September 2015 - August 2019
Project: The Imprudence Trilemma: Sufficiency, Non-Paternalism, and Cost-Sensitivity
Supervisors: Søren Flinch Midtgaard and Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen
(Maternity leave for 11 months of the period).

Ms.C in Social Sciences and Mathematics, Aarhus University, March 2015

Bs.C in Social Sciences and Mathematics, Aarhus University, June 2012

Teaching

'Political Theory', first-year BSc students, teaching assistant, Department of Political Science, Spring 2016.

'Healthy Freedom and Unhealthy Choices', MSc-level, seminar teacher, Department of Political
Science, Aarhus University, Fall 2018.

'Responsibility, Freedom and Unhealthy Choices', MSc-level, seminar teacher, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Fall 2019.

'Political Theory', first-year BSc students, lecturer, Department of Political Science, Spring 2020.

'Political Theory', first-year BSc students, lecturer, Department of Political Science, Spring 2021.

'Nudging: Should the state influence us to make better decisions?", MSc-level, seminar teacher, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Fall 2021.

'Discrimination: What is it and (why) is it wrongful?', third-year BSc students, seminar teacher, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Fall 2021.

Research Areas

Political philosophy
Analytical political theory
Distributive justice
Paternalism
Sufficiency
Luck egalitarianism
Relational egalitarianism
Health and justice
Nudging

Honours & awards

Nominated for the Aarhus University Research Foundation’s PhD prize 2019.

"Is anti-paternalism enough?" (co-authored with Søren Flinch Midtgaard) shortlisted for the 2018 Harrison Prize (best paper in Political Studies' 2018 volume)

The article ‘On the Anti-Paternalist Project of Reconciliation’ has been selected for the 2018 Danish Yearbook on Political Science (Politologisk Årbog 2018)

Research outputs

Freeze the Biological Clock: Discrimination, Disrespect and Fertility Preservation via Social Freezing

Pedersen, V. M. L., 3 Feb 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of Applied Philosophy.

In Defense of Intentionally Shaping People's Choices

Pedersen, V. M. L., 2 Feb 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Political Research Quarterly.

In defence of age-differentiated paternalism

Pedersen, V. M. L., 2021, (Submitted) Ageing Without Ageism: Conceptual Puzzles and Policy Proposals (working title). Gosseries, A. & Bognar, G. (eds.). Oxford University Press

Respectful Paternalism

Pedersen, V. M. L., Aug 2021, In: Law and Philosophy. 40, 4, p. 419-442 24 p.

The Imprudence Trilemma: Sufficiency, Non-Paternalism, and Cost-Sensitivity

Pedersen, V. M. L., 2019, Aarhus: Forlaget Politica. 58 p. (Politicas ph.d.-serie).

Må staten stoppe folk fra at skade sig selv?

Pedersen, V. M. L., 2019, Politologisk Årbog 2018-2019. Grøn, C. H. (ed.). Kbh.: Djøf Forlag, p. 106-108 3 p.

Harm to Self or Others: On Central Non-paternalistic Arguments

Pedersen, V. M. L., 2019, In: Social Theory and Practice. 45, 2, p. 287-305 18 p.

On the Anti-paternalist Project of Reconciliation

Pedersen, V. M. L., Mar 2019, In: Utilitas. 31, 1, p. 20-37 18 p.

Is Anti-Paternalism Enough?

Pedersen, V. M. L. & Midtgaard, S. F., 2018, In: Political Studies. 66, 3, p. 771-785 15 p.

Activities

CEPDISC'21 Conference on Discrimination

Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen (Participant)

18 Aug 202119 Aug 2021

Replication Crisis and Implicit Bias: Where are we now and where do we go next?

Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen (Participant)

17 Aug 2021

Book workshop: Hybrid Democracy

Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen (Participant)

26 Apr 2021

Workshop on Affirmative action

Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen (Participant)

10 Mar 2021

Dansk Filosofisk Selskabs Årsmøde 2020

Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen (Participant)

2020 → …

Having Enough! On the Philosophy of Sufficiency in Distributive Justice

Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen (Participant)

3 Jul 20193 Aug 2019

Workshop on political philosophy

Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen (Participant)

18 Jun 2019

Aarhus-Hoover High-Speed Video Workshop #3

Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen (Participant)

4 Jun 2019

Nordic Network in Political Theory

Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen (Participant)

25 Oct 201827 Oct 2018

The Value of Health

Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen (Participant)

4 Oct 20185 Oct 2018

Doctoral Course in Political Theory

Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen (Participant)

28 Aug 201817 Dec 2018

ECPR 2018

Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen (Participant)

6 Aug 201810 Aug 2018

Europe on Distributive Justice

Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen (Participant)

14 Jun 201716 Jun 2017

Workshop: Festival of ideas

Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen (Participant)

30 Mar 201731 Mar 2017

PhD course: Introduction to Planning, Presentation technique and Teaching

Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen (Participant)

4 Jan 201718 Jan 2017

Workshop: Justice, Freedom and the Good Life

Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen (Participant)

8 Dec 20169 Dec 2016

ECPR general conference

Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen (Participant)

7 Sep 201610 Sep 2016

Quantitative Political Methodology

Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen (Participant)

1 Sep 201631 Jan 2017

Seminar in Academic Writing

Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen (Participant)

16 Jun 201622 Jun 2016

Social Research as a Craft

Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen (Participant)

3 Feb 201616 Mar 2016

Workshop on State Paternalism

Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen (Speaker)

25 Jan 201626 Jan 2016

Årsmøde, Dansk Selskab for Statskundskab

Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen (Participant)

29 Oct 201530 Oct 2015

Methods in Contemporary Analytical Philosophy

Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen (Participant)

8 Oct 20159 Oct 2015

Employments

Teacher (upper secondary)

Silkeborg Gymnasium

Silkeborg, Denmark

1 Apr 201531 Aug 2015

Student teacher, Det Rullende Universitet, Aarhus University

1 Jan 201431 Mar 2015