Max Cherem


Max Cherem
102 West Duke Building
Box 90432
Durham, NC 27708
Max Cherem is the Marlene Crandell Francis Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Kalamazoo College and a Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow at Duke for 2015-2016. He will spend the year working in the Department of Philosophy and in the Kenan Institute for Ethics. His work focuses on the ethical challenges created by “externalized” state border controls: policies that try to prevent migrant arrival by projecting or outsourcing a nation’s authority over migration beyond its regular territorial borders. While he is at Duke, Max will work on two research projects about the due process standards appropriate for refugee status adjudications and the ethical issues raised by partnerships that delegate or coordinate authority. He also plans on volunteering with the refugee community in Durham area so as to learn about resettlement from their perspective. At Kalamazoo College, Max’s teaching and research focuses on social and political philosophy, ethics and biomedical ethics, critical social theory, and philosophy of law.