Rainer Bauböck is a political theorist who also engages with comparative political science. Since the 1990s, his main research theme has been citizenship, understood as a legal status and bundle of rights. He has been coordinating comparative research on citizenship laws and voting rights and is a co-director of GLOBALCIT, an open access research platform and database on these topics. From 2007 to 2018 he had a chair in social and political theory at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute in Florence. He still has a part-time affiliation with the EUI’s Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, which hosts GLOBALCIT. Before 2007 he was based at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, where he now chairs a Commission on Migration and Integration Research.