Curriculum Vitae

Felix Bender is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Ethics, Law and Politics at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity since September 2020. His research interests span all refugee related issues. He is particularly interested in research that combines sociological and anthropological work with that of political theory. At the Max Planck Institute, he will be working on a project tentatively entitled “Towards New Boundaries? A Non-Ideal Theory on Democratizing Refugee Camps”.

Felix has obtained his PhD at Central European University (CEU) in 2020 and has held various visiting positions at the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford, with the Philosophy Department at the University of Amsterdam, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Köszeg, as well as the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C.

His academic work has been published in Philosophy & Social Criticism, the Australasian Philosophical Review, and an edited volume on “Europe and the Refugee Response: A Crisis of Values?” published by Routledge. His academic work has also been featured in various public online outlets, such as Open Democracy, Social Europe, InfoMigrants, RefugeesDeeply, Rethinking Refuge, and Daily Nous.

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