Dana Schmalz

Visiting Scholar

Dana Schmalz is a scholar of international law and legal philosophy. Her research focuses on international and European refugee law, fundamental rights, and critical theory accounts of universalism. Dana holds a Ph.D. in law from the University of Frankfurt (summa cum laude) and an LL.M. in Comparative Legal Thought from Cardozo Law School, New York. She has been a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen (2017-2018), and a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg and Berlin (2011-2016). During her doctoral studies, she spent time as a visiting scholar at Tel Aviv University, at Humboldt-University Berlin, and at the European University Institute, Florence. She has taught at Freie Universität Berlin and Göttingen University.

Dana regularly contributes to law blogs; she is the co-founder and -editor of the Voelkerrechtsblog and an associate editor with the Verfassungsblog. Most of Dana’s writings can be found here.

[Photo by David Ausserhofer / Körber-Stiftung]