Dana Schmalz is a scholar of international law and legal philosophy. She is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Contemporary Critical Thought at Columbia University; her research is supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Her work focuses on international and European refugee law, fundamental rights, democratic theory, and critical approaches to international law. 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 (2017). In spring/summer 2019, she was a Visiting Professor at the University of Bremen. Prior to that, she was a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg/Berlin (2011-2016), and a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen (2017-2018). Dana Schmalz is a Chief Editor at Voelkerrechtsblog, an Associate Editor at Verfassungsblog, and an Editor at Kritische Justiz.