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Michael Goebel, Univ.-Professor für Lateinamerikanische Geschichte/Globalgeschichte

Dr. Michael Goebel

Dr. Michael Goebel
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News vom 05.06.2015

Michael Goebel hat am 4. Juni 2015 einen Ruf auf eine Professur für Geschichte Lateinamerikas im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Global- und Migrationsgeschichte am Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut des Fachbereichs Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften und am ZI Lateinamerika-Institut der Freien Universtität Berlin angenommen.


Michael Goebel will be Professor of Latin American and Global History at the Freie Universität Berlin from June 4.
Appointment promises closer integration between Latin American history and histories of other world regions in the Berlin-Brandenburg area.

The Institute of Latin American Studies and the Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut are pleased to announce that from June 4, 2015, Michael Goebel will take up a Dahlem International Network Professorship in Latin American and Global History. Given his international track record in research and teaching as well as his historical interests combining the history of Latin America with that of other world regions, Goebel’s appointment contributes both to an ever closer integration of area studies in the Berlin-Brandenburg area and to the Freie Universität’s strategic goal of internationalization.

Michael Goebel has a Ph.D. from University College London (2006) and has since held research fellowships at the Institute of Historical Research, London, the European University Institute, Florence, and Harvard University. He has been awarded numerous research grants, among them the prestigious Marie Curie Career Integration Grant for his latest research project. Its major findings will be published in his monograph by the Cambridge University Press in July 2015, entitled Anti-Imperial Metropolis: Interwar Paris and the Seeds of Third World Nationalism.

His previous publications include Argentina’s Partisan Past: Nationalism and the Politics of History (Liverpool University Press, 2011) and articles in journals such as Past and Present and Geschichte und Gesellschaft. He is also editor, with Nicola Foote, of Immigration and National Identities in Latin America (University Press of Florida, 2014).

Michael Goebel’s main research interests are the history of nationalism, of migration, and of cities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It is in these areas where he will teach at the Freie Universität Berlin, for both the M.A. in Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies and the M.A. Global History. A sample of previous syllabi can be found here. In terms of his future research, he is planning a study on the global social history of ethnic segregation in cities.

Contact: mgoebel@zedat.fu-berlin.de

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