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Dr Sanna Elfving

Associate Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Law
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Telephone +441274 236784


Sanna's research interests include European Union law, and European and international human rights law. She is currently working on a funded project which builds on the monograph and involves interviews with lawyers who have presented applicants at national courts as well as the Court of Justice of the EU. One of the publications from this project looks at contribution of an English employment lawyer and his legal team into wider equality law through strategic litigation. 

Sanna is a Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, and she has conducted external review activities for other UK Law Schools in the preparation for the REF2021.  

Date Role Title / Description Funder Award
14-SEP-20 - 14-SEP-23Co-InvestigatorSystem for Supporting Decision Making in UK Immigration Law


Teaching interests

Year Module code Title Subject
LAW7021-BInternational Environmental Law
LAW7023-BImmigration and Refugee Law
LAW7038-BLaw and Gender
LAW5014-BEU and International Law


Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleImagining the impossible? Fears of deportation and the barriers in obtaining EU Settled Status in the UK (2021)
AuthorsSanna Elfving and Aleksandra Marcinkowska
JournalCentral and Eastern European Migration Review
DOIdoi: 10.17467/ceemr.2021.04
TitleEmerging Framework of Energy Governance in the MENA Region (2017)
AuthorsElfving, Sanna
TitleShaping the future of hydraulic fracturing in the Canadian Arctic through environmental guidelines (2016)
AuthorsElfving, Sanna
TitleProspective Governance and Legal Framework between the EU and MENA in Renewable Energy Cooperation (2016)
AuthorsElfving, Sanna
TitleHow Robust is the Governance System of British Columbia for Regulating the Environmental Aspects of Shale Gas Development? (2014)
AuthorsElfving, Sanna
TitleGender and the Court of Justice of the European Union (2018)
AuthorsGuth, Jessica; Elfving, Sanna
Book Chapters
TitleCourt of Justice of the EU and Judicial Politics (2020)
AuthorsJessica Guth and Sanna Elfving
JournalRoutledge Handbook of Gender and EU Politics
TitleRegulation of shale gas in the United Kingdom and its potential to inform the EU level harmonising measures in the future (2017)
AuthorsElfving, Sanna