FRANCK DÜVELL, PhD, is head of the migration department at the new German Centre for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM), Berlin (since 2018). Previously, he was associate professor and senior researcher at the Centre for Migration, Policy and Society at the University of Oxford. Franck is an expert on refugee, irregular and transit migration and migration governance, specifically in the EU and its neighbourhood. He has also worked for the International Centre for Migration Policy Development, SEO Amsterdam Economics, the Nicolaas Witsen Foundation, the University of Exeter and University of Bremen and did consultancies for the IOM, OSCE, and World Bank and provided evidence to the EU Council, the Council of Europe, the British parliament, the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management and many others. He has published 10 books and over 50 peer-reviewed articles.
PHILIP GORSKI is Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at Yale University and a Senior Fellow at the Lichtenberg Kolleg. He is a historical sociologist focusing on the interplay of religion and politics in early mod-ern and modern Western Europe and North America. He is currently completing a book entitled “American Babylon: Christianity and Democracy Before and After Trump.”
ÉLÉONORE LÉPINARD is a professor in Gender studies. She currently heads the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lausanne. Her research focuses on discrimination (intersectionality), feminist movements, gender quotas and feminist theory.
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.
ANDREAS RECKWITZ is professor of comparative cultural sociology at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder. He was awarded the Leibniz price for 2019 as one of the leading and most original analysts of contemporary society. His most recent book “Die Gesellschaft der Singularitäten” has attracted both scholarly and wider public attention. It contributes an interpretation of the new diversities shaping current societies.
HIROSHI MOTOMURA is the Susan Westerberg Prager Distinguished Professor of Law at the School of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). A leading scholar and teacher of immigration and citizenship, he is the author of many influential articles and two award-winning books: Americans in Waiting (Oxford 2006) and Immigration Outside the Law (Oxford 2014), and a co-author of two casebooks widely used in U.S. law school courses: Immigration and Citizenship: Process and Policy (8th ed. West 2016), and Forced Migration: Law and Policy (2d ed. West 2013). He is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Immigration Law Center, founding director of the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN), and a former member of the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration. He is now at work on a new book, The New Migration Law, with the
support of a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship.