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Visiting Fellows Foster Global Research

The Institute for European Global Studies welcomes nine Visiting Fellows from six countries and different academic disciplines. Their research projects range from social struggles in Sub-Saharan-Africa to civilian internment camps in Shanghai.

Jessica DeCou from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (USA) is one of several Visiting Fellows researching at the Institute for European Global Studies in this year. Specializing in the evolving relationship between religion and culture in the modern period, she conducts research for her upcoming book, “'A Fantastic Affair': Karl Barth in America, 1962”.

“Communism, Violence and Democracy in Algeria and South Africa” is the title of the research project by Allison Drew, Professor at the Department of Politics at the University of York (United Kingdom). In her research project, she follows the political trajectories of two African liberation movements.

Nathan Marcus is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) and holds a doctoral degree in Modern European History. Apart from Economic and Financial History, he is particularly interested in the History of Sports and Nationalism.

In his research project “Politics of the Soil”, the historian Jeremy Prestholdtexplores the culture of political engagement in Kenya since the late colonial era. He is Associate Professor of African and Global History at the University of California, San Diego (USA), and specializes in African, Indian Ocean and global history.

Rainer F. Buschmann is Professor of History at the California State University Channel Islands (USA), where he was a founding faculty member of the history program. His research interests include European perceptions of the Pacific Ocean, with in-depth analyses on the global histories of the world's oceans.

Imagining Nations of Immigrants is the topic of a research project by Donna Gabaccia. The Professor of History and former Director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (USA), has received many awards including the 2013 Theodore Saloutos Prize for the best book in American Immigration History.

Michael J. Geary is Assistant Professor of Modern Europe and the European Union at Maastricht University (Netherlands). His research project "Integration or Disintegration" explores why the European Union needs a Post-enlargement Policy to deal with the multiple rounds of accession since the early 1970s.

Since 2010, Lien Ling-ling from the Institute of Modern History at the Academia Sinica in Taipei (Taiwan) is editor of the journal Research on Women in Modern Chinese History and manages the database project Early Chinese Periodicals Online. At the Institute for European Global Studies, she advances her research project “Enemy Subjects: Civilian Internment Camps in Occupied Shanghai during the Pacific War”.

Edward William Cavanagh is a lecturer and PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa, Canada, specializing in comparative histories of colonialism, settler colonialism, and imperialism. He is the co-founder and managing editor of Settler Colonial Studies. His most recent book, Settler Colonialism and Land Rights in South Africa, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013.

Every year, the Institute for European Global Studies invites selected scholars to join as a Visiting Fellows and to work on specific projects related to the overall research approach of the institute. Visiting Fellows provide impulses to their field of expertise and share their ideas about research in and on a Global Europe with colleagues.

In the upcoming weeks and months, we will publish a news series introducing all new Visiting Fellows. Shortly before their stay at the Institute of European Global Studies, a short interview will be available on this website. Learn more about the new Visiting Fellows when they present their research project during a Working Lunch.