Michael McEachrane

Michael McEachrane

Visiting Senior Researcher

Phone: 046-222 12 09
E-mail: michael.mceachrane@rwi.lu.se

CV – Michael McEachrane

Michael McEachrane is a Member and the first Rapporteur of the UN Permanent Forum of People of African Descent and a Senior Visiting Researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights. He has a PhD in Philosophy (with distinction, 2006) from Åbo Akademi University in Finland and has held positions at universities in the US, Canada, Trinidad & Tobago, Sweden, Germany and the UK.

His current research focus is on postcolonial/decolonial perspectives on human rights, systemic and structural racial discrimination and reparatory justice. Among his publications are a forthcoming edited collection, Decolonial Sweden (Routledge), and the books Afro-Nordic Landscapes: Equality and Race in Northern Europe (Routledge, 2014) and Sverige och de Andra: Postkoloniala perspektiv (Natur & Kultur, 2001).

Michael McEachrane is a regular commentator on issues of race for international as well as Swedish media. He is also a seasoned universal human rights advocate who, among other things, has helped found several CSOs and served as an expert advisor to the UN around the International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024.


  • Postcolonial/decolonial perspectives on human rights, systemic and structural racial discrimination, reparatory justice

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