Johanna Gördemann studied Philosophy, Comparative Literature, and Journalism in Paderborn and Essen. She is a Reasearch Associate at the University of Duisburg-Essen and a member of the InZentIM (Interdisciplinary Centre for Integration and Migration Research). Her PhD Project focuses on cosmopolitan democracy and the global refugee regime. Currently, she is interested in the normative dimensions of “flexible solidarity” and and the meaning of the “Global Compacts on Refugees” for the European Union.
Therese Herrmann studied Political Theory in Frankfurt, York and New York. She is a Research Associate at the University of Duisburg-Essen, where she works on a PhD on transnational democracy and European migration law. Currently, she is interested in the normative and institutional dynamics of “hardship cases” (Härtefälle) in German migration law.