Newspaper Article

Äthiopiens Kulturerbe ist in Gefahr

For the German broadsheet "Der Tagesspiegel" I wrote about cultural heritage and the conflict in Northern Ethiopia.

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Workshop

Global History of State Enterprises

In November 2020, I hosted a digital workshop which brought together international scholars working on the history of state enterprises in developing countires.

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Interview

The International Podcast

Obinnaya Chukwu of York University interviewed me for episodes 8 & 9 of his podcast project on pivotal historical events that are important for understanding African International Affairs today.

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Interview

[Anno...]

I was interviewed about my research on Ethiopian heritage and tourism with the German history podcast AnnoPunktPunktPunkt.

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About me

I am an expert for cultural and economic politics in developing countries. With my historical research i reflect and disentangle current, complex problems related to globalisation and inequality.

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Research Article

UN Tourism Development in the 1960s

This paper, published in the "Journal of Contemporary History" explores the relationship between UN development programs and the built-up of tourism sectors in the developing countries during the 1960's.

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Research Project

Aviation in Africa after 1950

DFG-funded research project on aviation and airlines in postcolonial Africa, case studies of the multinational airline Air Afrique and Ethiopian Airlines.

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Research Article and Lecture

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Blog-Article

Die Politisierungs-maschine

For the Zurich-based German blog "Geschichte der Gegenwart", I wrote about international cultural politics and the civil war in Ethiopia. 

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Upcoming Events​

Lectures, Panels, Workshopd - Where you can meet me and hear me talk.

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Developing Heritage - Developing Countries

In my first book, I write about Ethiopia’s cultural heritage, and the politics of history and development that unfolded as they became UNESCO World Heritage sites in the 1970’s.

Research Project

German Enterprises and Developing Countries

DFG-funded research project on foreign trade securitisation and economic security beyond the nation state. I joined the project in its 3rd funding period, taking into focus German economic relations with developing countries during the postcolonial period and the emerging international economic networks. 

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Perspektiven.Blog

A platform I co-founded, to share individual perspectives and biographies of researchers in the humanities and social sciences  who went above and beyond the traditional academic career paths.

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Workshop

Fractured Skies

Together with Waqar Zaidi, I organised a digital workshop on the history of aviation in the Global South. In June 2022, we are hosting an exciting, interdisciplinary range of scholars from across the world.  

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