New Professors

Autumn 2018


Rui Esteves (Portugal)

Associate Professor, International History

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Rui Esteves previously held academic positions at the University of Oxford and Simon Fraser University. He is specialised in monetary and financial history straddling the fields of international finance, institutional economics, and public finance. His research provides perspective on the globalisation of finance, financial crises, sovereign debt, financial market architecture, the choice of exchange rate regimes and emigrant remittances, as well as rent-seeking and corruption in public office.


Michael Goebel (Germany)

Associate Professor, International History
Pierre du Bois Chair Europe and the World

PhD, University College London

Michael Goebel was Professor of Global History at Freie Universität Berlin. In 2012–13 he was a John F. Kennedy Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University and in 2008–11 Marie Curie Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence. Though a historian of Latin America by training, through his book on anti-imperialism in interwar Paris (which won the Jerry Bentley Prize in World History of the American Historical Association in 2016), he has grown increasingly interested in the intersection of global and urban history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 


Dennis Rodgers (Switzerland, France and United Kingdom)

Research Professor in Anthropology and Sociology

PhD, University of Cambridge

Dennis Rodgers held appointments at the Universities of Amsterdam, Glasgow, Manchester, and the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research focuses on issues relating to the dynamics of conflict and violence in cities in Latin America (Nicaragua, Argentina) and South Asia (India). Much of his work involves the longituidinal study of youth gangs in Nicaragua but he also works on the political economy of development, the politics of socio-spatial segregation, participatory governance processes, the historiography of urban theory, and the epistemology of development knowledge. In 2018 he was awarded a five-year European Research Council Advanced Grant for a project on “Gangs, Gangsters, and Ganglands: Towards a Comparative Global Ethnography” (GANGS), which aims to systematically compare gang dynamics in Nicaragua, South Africa and France.