Sonja Buckel is professor for Political Theory at University of Kassel. She studied Law and Political Science at Goethe University Frankfurt (Main). Her doctoral thesis developed neo-marxian perspectives of the study of law, her habilitation dissertation focused on European migration law. She is an editor of the Journal “Critical Judiciary” (»Kritische Justiz«). From 2009 to 2013 Sonja Buckel was the head of a research project funded by the German Research Association (DFG) looking into European Migration Policies (“Staatsprojekt Europa”, together with Prof Dr. John Kannankulam and Prof. Dr. Jens Wissel).