The Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften: Events

Thursday, 08 July 2021, 11:00
Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften, Am Wingertsberg 4, 61348 Bad Homburg

Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften of Goethe University
Fellow colloquium

Lea Klarenbeek
»Why Newcomers Should Come First«

This talk explores the connection between migration as a social fact and theories of relational egalitarianism. The arrival of immigrants inherently raises questions of legitimacy of membership, and of relations between citizens and citizens and the state. Therefore, I argue that it is crucial that relational egalitarians do not treat migration as an anomaly within a supposedly closed community and instead theorize migration as an inherent aspect of democratic and relational equality. Further, I ask what migration processes can teach us about the observational strategies that relational egalitarianism can provide to social scientists, in order to make relational inequality tacit as a subject of social inquiry.

The speaker
Lea Maria Klarenbeek is a PhD Candidate at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Amsterdam.
Lea Klarenbeek is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften. She follows the invitation of Professor Rainer Forst and the Justitia Centre for Advanced Studies funded by the Alfons and Gertrud Kassel Foundation.

Participation and registration
Closed online event. Please register in advance. Contact: Beate Sutterlüty (

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