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Urs Lindner

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DAAD Visiting Scholar, Max-Weber-Kolleg, University of Erfurt

Dr. Urs Lindner is an assistant professor at the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt, Germany, and 2014-15 DAAD Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also been affiliated with the Institute for Sociology at the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena and has been, from 2010 to 2013, a postdoctoral researcher and scientific coordinator at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. A scholar whose work bridges political theory, sociology, and philosophy, Lindner will conduct research on "Justice as Preferential Treatment: Affirmative Action in India, the U.S. and Germany." Lindner's project compares policies and debates concerning affirmative action in India, the US and Germany, with attention to the relationship between equality of opportunity and equality of outcome as goals of preferential treatment, the linking of affirmative action to group rights, and the interlocking axes of inequality in each site. 

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