David Brax

David Brax

David Brax, PhD, is a senior advisor at the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research at the University of Gothenburg. His background is as practical philosopher working on philosophical aspects of hate crime and hate crime legislation. His previous research projects include the post-doc project Hate Crime legislation in Europe, at the Centre for European Research, University of Gothenburg 2014-2017, and engagement in the pan-european research project When Law and Hate Collide 2011-2013. His publications includes Motives, reasons, and responsibility in hate/bias crime legislation (2016), and philosophical aspects of hate crime and hate crime legislation (2015). He was a guest-editor of a special section on the philosophy of hate crime in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence (2014), and a sub-editor of the book series The psychology of hate crime as domestic terrorism (2016). He currently focuses on gendered aspects of hate crime, threats and harassment directed at researchers and its consequences for academic freedom, and the overlap between hate crime/speech and sexual harassment.

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