Dr. Dana Schmalz | Associated Researcher

Former Member
Mobilities, Migrations, Reconfiguration of Spaces
Centre Marc Bloch, Friedrichstraße 191, D-10117 Berlin
Email: dana.schmalz  ( at )  cmb.hu-berlin.de Tel: +49(0) 30 / 20 93 70700


Dana Schmalz is a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg/Berlin, she is supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Her work focuses on international law and legal theory, in particular on refugee law and on human rights in the context of migration. Dana Schmalz holds a Ph.D. in law from the University of Frankfurt (2017) and an LL.M. in Comparative Legal Thought from Cardozo Law School, New York. Her book Refugees, Democracy and the Law. Political Rights at the Margins of the State was published in 2020. Dana Schmalz was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen (2017-2018), a visiting scholar at the Zolberg Institute in Migration and Mobility at the New School, New York, a visiting professor at the University of Bremen, and a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School, New York. She is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Voelkerrechtsblog and an Associate Editor at Verfassungsblog; she belongs to the editors of the journal Kritische Justiz.