Barbara C Buckinx

Associate Research Scholar
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Barbara Buckinx is Associate Research Scholar at the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University. She received her PhD in Politics from Princeton University in 2010. Dr. Buckinx also holds MA and MSc degrees in Psychology and Social and Political Theory, both from the University of Edinburgh.

Prior to returning to Princeton, she was a pre-doctoral fellow with the Political Theory Project at Brown University, a Justitia Amplificata and Kassel Foundation post-doctoral fellow at Goethe University Frankfurt, and a Fellow with the Center on Global Justice at the University of California, San Diego.

Her research interests lie in global governance, migration, refugees, citizenship, and borders. Her teaching interests also include the environment and gender. Her work has appeared in Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Migration Studies, Ethics & International Affairs, and Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric. Her article on “The case against removal: Jus noci and harm in deportation practice” (co-authored, A. Filindra) was the Winner of the 2015 Migration Studies Prize for Best Article.

She is co-editor of Domination and Global Political Justice: Conceptual, Historical, and Institutional Perspectives (Routledge, 2015) and is writing a manuscript that investigates the problem of the unrestrained and potential exercise of power in global politics.

Dr. Buckinx recently taught Junior Research Seminars on immigration policy (WWS 403, WWS 404) and guest lectured for seminars on sustainability and climate engineering. She is co-convener of the international Normative Theory of Immigration Working Group and she chairs the selection committee for the annual Jonathan Trejo-Mathys Essay Prize, which is co-sponsored by The Global Justice Network and the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy at Boston College. At LISD, she is co-director of the Student Fellows Program on ‘Gender, Law, and Security’ (2017-2018).