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Anuscheh Farahat

Prof., Dr. iur., LL.M. (Berkeley), Senior Research Affiliate

Main Fields of Research:

European and German Constitutional Law; European Economic and Social Governance; Migration and Refugee Law; International Human Rights Law; Comparative Constitutional Law

Academic Career:

Since February 2024: Professor at the University of Vienna

Since March 2019: Professor of Public Law, Migration Law and Human Rights Law at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

since 2017: Director of the Emmy-Noether Research Group (DFG) on "Transnational Solidarity Conflicts (TSC): Constitutional Courts as Fora of and Players in Conflict Resolution" at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (until March 2019 at Goethe-University Frankfurt a.M.) and is also affiliated with the MPIL; more information at

since 2017: Senior Research Affiliate at the MPIL

2016-2017: Senior Research Fellow at the MPIL (position equivalent to W2-professorship)

2014-2016: Senior Research Fellow at the MPIL

2012-2014: Research Fellow at the Institute for European Health Policy and Social Security Law, Goethe-University, Frankfurt. On leave for LL.M. Oct 2012 – Jul 2013

2012-2013: LL.M. at UC Berkeley Law School, California (US)

2012-2013: William K. Coblentz Fellow at UC Berkeley Law School (working with Professor Leti Volpp)

2012: Second State Exam

2011: Ph.D. in Law (Dr. jur.) at Goethe University Frankfurt: Book: “Migrant Citizenship: progressive inclusion and static attribution as principles of transnational migration law” (in German)

2010-2012: Judicial Service Training (Referendariat). Clerkships for the Federal Ministry for Labor and Social Affairs and Federal Constitutional Court Justice Masing

2009-2011: External Researcher with the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration

2006-2009: Research Fellow at the MPIL

2006: First State Exam

2004: Maîtrise en droit international et européen

2003-2004: Law School at Université de Paris X (Nanterre)

2000-2006: Law School at Goethe University Frankfurt a.M.