Dr. Moritz Baumgärtel is Assistant Professor in Law and Sociology at UCR. Baumgärtel holds degrees from the Université libre de Bruxelles (PhD 2016), the University of Cambridge (MPhil 2012) and Utrecht University (LLM 2012, BA 2010). In recent years, Baumgärtel has been a lecturer at Tilburg Law School and has held visiting positions at the law schools of the University of Michigan, Duke University, and the University of Copenhagen. In 2021, he was a Fulbright-Schuman Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Baumgärtel’s research concerns the human rights of vulnerable migrants such as refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants. As a senior researcher of the Cities of Refuge project, he is currently focusing on the international legal obligations and policy initiatives of cities and local governments in the migration domain. Baumgärtel is the author of the Cambridge University Press monograph Demanding Rights: Europe's Supranational Courts and the Dilemma of Migrant Vulnerability (2019) and co-editor of the forthcoming volume Theorizing Local Migration Law and Governance (with Sara Miellet, 2022).
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