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Dana Schmalz

Research Fellow

schmalz@mpil.de

Main Fields of Research:

Legal Philosophy, Democratic Theory, Principles of International Law, Refugee and Migration Law

Academic Career:

Since 2011: Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg; member of the cluster of excellence "Normative Orders", University Frankfurt am Main.

PhD thesis: "Refugees and democracy. Democratic law at the boundaries of political membership", supervised by Prof. Armin von Bogdandy

10/2014 - 03/2015: Associated Fellow at the DFG-Research Group "Multilevel Constitutionalism", Humboldt University Berlin

02/2014 - 06/2014: Visiting fellow at the Global Trust Project, Tel Aviv University (Prof. Eyal Benvenisti)

2009 - 2013: Studies in philosophy at the Universities of Mainz and Heidelberg

2011: First Legal State Examination

2006 - 2011: Studies in law at the Universities of Bonn, Mainz and Paris II (Panthéon-Assas)

Editorial Team Member of the Völkerrechtsblog

Scholar of the German Academic Foundation

Publications

Recent

  • Book Review: Gündoğdu, Ayten: Rightlessness in an Age of Rights. Hannah Arendt and the Contemporary Struggles of Migrants, Oxford, 2015. In: International Journal of Constitutional Law, 13 (2), 551-553, 2015.
  • Hirsi Jamaa und Andere. Zur Unwahrscheinlichkeit von Menschenrechten, 2015. Völkerrechtsblog
  • Grenzen der Universalität – Was das Nachdenken über Tierrechte deutlich macht, 2014. Verfassungsblog
  • Nicht nur am Rindermarkt – politische Mitspracherechte von Asylsuchenden?, 2013. juwiss-blog
  • Grenzen als Herausforderung für die Demokratie. In: Grenzen im Völkerrecht,. Jan Sramek Verlag, Wien 2013, 177-192.
  • Book Review: Marco Goldoni, Christopher McCorkindale: Hannah Arendt and the Law, Oxford, 2012. In: Verfassung und Recht in Übersee, 46/1, 107-111, 2013.
  • Book Review: Marco Goldoni, Christopher McCorkindale: Hannah Arendt and the Law, Oxford, 2012. In: Der Staat, 3/2013, 488-492, 2013.

Presentations

02 Jul 2015

Claiming a "we": on democratic actors and civil society organizations

at the ICON-S Conference "Public Law in an Uncertain World"

New York

27 May 2015

Non-citizens or world-citizens? The political membership of refugees

as part of the workshop series "Normative Disorders", University Frankfurt am Main

13 Nov 2014

The Citizenship of Refugees - on Territorial Presence and Political Participation

at the Young Scholars in International Law Meeting (SFDI – DGIR)

Louvain-la-Neuve

27 Jun 2014

The Democratic Invisibility of Refugees

at the ICON-S Inaugural Conference as part of the Panel "Boundaries in the Public"

Florence

15 Apr 2013

The Right to Membership: A Normative Reconstruction of International Refugee Protection

Conference: The Changing German Landscape of Theorizing Public Law

New York University School of Law

14 Feb 2013

The Concept of Public Sphere in "Between Facts and Norms" and in the Postnational Constellation

Presentation at the Masterclass with Jürgen Habermas

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

21 Oct 2012

Borders as a Challenge for Democracy - On Prospects of the Internationalization of Law for Democratic Inclusion

Workshop of the "Arbeitskreis junger VölkerrechtswissenschaftlerInnen" (Working Group of Young Scholars in Public International Law) on Borders in International Law (in German)

University of Graz

Participation in Conferences at Home and Abroad

Conference of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S), New York, 01.07.2015 - 03.07.2015

Conference: Borders of Orders, Graduate Conference of the Cluster "Normative Orders", Frankfurt am Main, 28.11.2014 - 29.11.2014

Conference on "Borders/Territoriality", DGIR - SFDI, Louvain-la-Neuve, 13.11.2014 - 15.11.2014

Workshop of the Network on Migration Law, "Migration and Human Rights", Stuttgart-Hohenheim, 07.11.2014 - 09.11.2014

ESIL 10th Anniversary Conference, Vienna, 04.09.2014 - 06.09.2014

Inaugural Conference of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S), Florence, 26.06.2014 - 28.06.2014

Masterclass in International Law with Prof. Martti Koskenniemi on "Critical Studies of International Law", Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, 29.04.2014 - 02.05.2014

Conference: Borders of Orders, Graduate Conference of the Cluster "Normative Orders", Frankfurt am Main, 05.12.2013 - 07.12.2013

Conference "The Changing German Landscape of Theorizing Public Law", New York University School of Law, 14.04.2013 - 15.04.2013

Masterclass in International Law with Prof. Jürgen Habermas on "Law and Democracy in the Postnational Constellation", Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, 11.02.2013 - 14.02.2013

53rd Meeting of Young Scholars in Public Law - Conference on "The Last Word - Legislation and Judicial Control in a Democracy", Universität Bern, 05.02.2013 - 08.02.2013

Workshop of the "Arbeitskreis junger VölkerrechtswissenschaftlerInnen" (Working Group of Young Scholars in Public International Law) on Borders in International Law
, Universität Graz, 20.10.2012 - 21.10.2012

Conference of the Working Group of Young Scholars in International Public Law in cooperation with the German Society for International Law, "Democracy - change - collective security: International public law one year after the Arab Spring", Universität Düsseldorf, 23.03.2012 - 24.03.2012

Masterclass in International Law with Eyal Benvenisti on "The Political Economy of International Law", Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, 21.05.2012 - 24.05.2012

Memberships

Arbeitskreis junger Völkerrechtswissenschaftler_innen (Working Group of Young Scholars in International Public Law)

Netzwerk Migrationsrecht (migration law network)

Junges Forum Rechtsphilosophie