Katarina Hyltén-Cavallius

Katarina Hyltén-Cavallius

Assistant professor of law
Department of Law Faculty of Social Sciences
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Dr Katarina Hyltén-Cavallius is Assistant Professor of EU Law.

She is the programme director of the Legal Science Programme, 180 ECTS, given in Kalmar.

She is the author/editor of three books:

  • Uppehållsrätten: EU/EES-medborgare och deras familjemedlemmar, (Norstedts Juridik, 2024)

  • Free Movement of Persons in the Nordic States: EU Law, EEA Law, and Regional Cooperation
    (Oxford: Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury, 2023) (ed, w/ Jaan Paju).

  • EU Citizenship at the Edges of Freedom of Movement
    (Oxford: Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury, 2020).

During spring 2024, Katarina Hyltén-Cavallius is working on the legal analysis input for an ongoing OECD-project on mobility and integrated labour market for third-country nationals in the Greater Copenhagen Area.

As from 2023, she was appointed as a national legal expert for Sweden 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.

Dr Hyltén-Cavallius 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 was later redrafted into a monograph with Hart Publishing's Modern Studies in European Law Series and published in November 2020. In 2017, she joined the Department of Law at Aarhus University as a post-doc, and subsequently, Assistant Professor of EU Law.

In 2016 she pursued a research stay at the Institute for Social Law, 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 Hyltén-Cavallius worked at the Administrative Court in Malmö as a drafting lawyer, and law clerk, specialising in social security law, migration law and tax law. She has also been a Legal Associate at Deloitte, working in the consultancy field of cross-border taxation and social security coordination 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 (WFP) in Cotonou, Benin.


Migration Law


EU Law

Public Law


  • Member of the Advisory Board, Nordic Journal of European Law.
  • National Legal Expert, MoveS - Free Movement of Workers and Social Security Coordination. 
  • Organisor and host of the Danish-Swedish MoveS-seminar Cross-Border Work and Social Security Protection in the Øresund Region - Challenges and solutions for high mobility, telework and platform work, held at University of Copenhagen on 9 May 2022. Read more about the seminar here.
  • Peer-reviewer commissions for Cambridge University Press, Nordisk Socialrättslig Tidsskrift, Hart Law Publishing, Nordic Journal of European Law, Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, and European Journal of Social Security.


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