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If you are here, you probably want to know who I am, and what my work is about. If so, you are in the right place.

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at RIPPLE (Research in Political Philosophy and Ethics Leuven) at the KU Leuven. Previously, I have been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity and have held a variety of visiting positions at the University of Oxford (Refugee Studies Centre), the University of Amsterdam (Department of Philosophy), and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (History and Public Policy) in Washington DC. I hold a PhD in Political Theory from Central European University (CEU).

My work focuses mainly on the political philosophy and ethics on migration and specifically on refugeehood, and I am interested in a great variety of topics in political philosophy and social theory such as democratic theory, the ideal and non-ideal theory debate, critical and systems theory. My work has been published in Citizenship Studies, Philosophy & Social Criticism, the Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (CRISPP) and the Australasian Philosophical Review. If you are interested in knowing more about this, you can click on the “research” link on this page or simply send me an email (felix.bender@kuleuven.be).

If you are more interested in shorter articles aimed at the general public, please go to “Media”. My work has appeared in Open Democracy, Social Europe, Daily Nous, Refugees Deeply and Rethinking Refuge, amongst others.

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