Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2017
    Head of Emmy Noether Research Group "Reaching the People: Communication and Global Orders in the Twentieth Century", based at the Center for Global History, Freie Universität Berlin

  • 2011
    - 2017 Research Fellow, German Historical Institute London

  • 2007
    - 2010 Assistant Professor (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) University of Konstanz

  • 2009
    Dr phil, University of Konstanz

  • 2004
    MPhil Modern European History, University of Cambridge

  • 2003
    BSc Government and History, London School of Economics and Political Science

Selected publications

  • Channelling Mobilities: Migration and Globalisation in the Suez Canal Region and Beyond, 1869-1914 (Cambridge University Press 2013, paperback 2015)

  • Special Section Journal of Contemporary History: Social Planning in Late Colonial and Postcolonial Societies, 52/1 (2017)

  • “Global Histories of Social Planning”, in: Journal of Contemporary History 52/1 (2017), pp. 3-15.

  • “Planning Education and Manpower in the Middle East, 1950s-60s”, in: Journal of Contemporary History 52/1 (2017), pp. 95-117.

  • “1869: Un canal entre Orient et Occident”, in: Patrick Boucheron et al. (Hg.), Histoire mondiale de la France (Paris: Seuil, 2017), pp. 507-511.

  • “Multiple Mobilites, Multiple Sovereignties, Multiple Speeds: Exploring Maritime Connections in the Age of Empire”, in: International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 48/4 (2016), pp. 763-766.

  • “International Agendas and Local Manifestations: Universities in Cairo, Beirut and Jerusalem after World War I”, in: Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education (2015), pp. 77-93.

  • “International Bodies: The Pilgrimage to Mecca and the Emergence of International Health Regulations”, in: Eric Tagliacozzo and Shawkat Toorawa (Hg.) The Hajj: Pilgrimage in Islam (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), pp. 175-195.

  • “Les universités du Caire, de Beyrouth and de Jérusalem après la Première Guerre Mondiale: politiques internationals et manifestations locales“, in: Joelle Droux and Rita Hofstetter (Hg.), Globalisation des mondes de l’éducation: Circulation, connexions, refractions XIXe siècles (Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2015), pp. 233-257. [Translation of: International Agendas and Local Manifestations: Universities in Cairo, Beirut and Jerusalem after World War I, in: Prospects: Quarterly Journal of Comparative Education 45 (2015), pp. 77-93.]

  • “Education and Mobility: Universities in Cairo between Competition and Standardization 1900-1950”, in: Liat Kozma, Avner Wishnitzer and Cyrus Schayegh (Hg.), A Global Middle East: Mobility, Materiality and Culture in the Modern Age, 1880-1940 (London: IB Tauris, 2015), pp. 81-108.

  • “Eine Sprache für alle: Basic English und die Grenzen der Globalgeschichte”, in: Boris Barth, Stefanie Gänger, and Niels P. Petersson (Hg.), Globalgeschichten: Bestandsaufnahme und Perspektiven (Frankfurt/Main: Campus, 2014), pp. 175-204.

  • “Pässe, Papiere, Konsulate: Medien und Orte der Identifikation”, in: Jörg Dünne and Kirsten Kramer (Hg.); Weltnetzwerke – Weltspiele: Jules Vernes In 80 Tagen um die Welt (Konstanz: Konstanz University Press, 2013), pp. 57-60.

  • “Connecting Colonial Seas: The ‘International Colonisation’ of Port Said and the Suez Canal during and after the First World War”, in: European Review of History – Revue européenne d’histoire 19/1 (2012), pp. 141-161.

  • (with Michael C. Frank) “Raumfiktionen: Kartographie und Literatur um 1900”, in: Michael Neumann und Kerstin Stüssel (Hg.), Magie der Geschichten: Weltverkehr, Literatur und Anthropologie in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts (Konstanz: Konstanz University Press, 2011), pp. 239-263.

  • “Highway of the British Empire? The Suez Canal between Imperial Competition and Local Accommodation”, in: Jörn Leonhard, Ulrike von Hirschhausen (Hg.), Comparing Empires: Encounters and Transfers in the Long Nineteenth Century (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2011), pp. 37-59.

  • “Multiple Mobilities: Über den Umgang mit verschiedenen Mobilitätsformen um 1900”, in: Geschichte und Gesellschaft 36 (2010), pp. 317-341.

  • “The Unification of the Globe by Disease? The International Sanitary Conferences on Cholera, 1851-1894”, in: Historical Journal 49/2 (2006), pp. 453-476.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Emmy Noether Research Group "Reaching the People: Communication and Global Orders in the Twentieth Century"


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