Prof. Dr. Petra Bendel
Prof. Dr. Petra Bendel is Professor for Political Science and Academic Director of the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. Bendel studied in Heidelberg, Santiago de Compostela and Bilbao and received her Dr. phil. at Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg. She has worked as a researcher at the GIGA Institute in Hamburg and as a Visiting Professor at the Martin-Luther University of Halle. She is the author of many publications on borders, refugees’ rights, asylum and integration policies in the European Union and abroad. She is also a political advisor on immigration issues.