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

  • An International Language for All: Basic English and the Limits of a Global Communication Experiment, in: Jessica Reinisch and David Brydan (eds.), Internationalists and Europe: Rethinking the History of Internationalism (London: Bloomsbury, 2021), pp. 51-67.

  • "Pandemics and the Politics of Difference: Rewriting the History of Internationalism through Nineteenth-Century Cholera", Journal of Global History 15/2 (2020), pp. 394-407.

  • With Jürgen Osterhammel (eds.), Global Publics: Their Power and Their Limits (Oxford University Press, 2020).

  • With Jürgen Osterhammel, Introduction: Global Publics, in Valeska Huber and Jürgen Osterhammel (eds.), Global Publics: Their Power and their Limits (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020), pp. 1-60.

  • With Tamson Pietsch and Katharina Rietzler, "Women's International Thought and the New Professions, 1900–1940", in: Modern Intellectual History (2019).

  • 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.

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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