Elisabeth Badenhoop is senior researcher at the University of Halle. She joined the Department of Ethics, Law, and Politics (ELP) as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in September 2018. Combining contemporary social theory with qualitative social research methods, her research explores the governance of citizenship and migration from a comparative perspective. Elisabeth studied politics, social sciences and philosophy at the University of Leipzig and Science Po Paris, and holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and an MSc in Equality and Human Rights from the University of Glasgow. Funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, for her Ph.D. research, she conducted a multi-sited state ethnography of naturalization procedures in Germany and the UK. Prior to joining the MPI-MMG, Elisabeth carried out the German case study for the ESRC-funded research project “Seeing Illegal Immigrants: State Monitoring and Political Rationality” at the University of Edinburgh.
Elisabeth’s publications at the MPI-MMG examine the implementation of migration policies from the perspective of migrants as well as state officials, in areas such as naturalization processes, database surveillance of migration, state ignorance of irregular migration, and the linking of migration and welfare policies in Germany, France and the UK, considering both the present and the historical emergence of such policies in post-1945 Europe. Her article “What drives the immigration-welfare policy. Comparing Germany, France and the United Kingdom” co-authored with Mike Slaven and Sara Casella Colombeau won the 2019 Best paper Awardof the Immigration Research Network at the Council for European Studies.
- Calling for the Super Citizen: the genealogy and effects of naturalisation (completed)
- Seeing illegal immigrants: state monitoring and political rationality (completed)