PhD, University College London
Prior to his arrival at the institute in 2018, Michael Goebel was Professor of Global History at Freie Universität Berlin (2014–18), a John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow at Harvard University (2012–13), and a Marie Curie Fellow at the European University Institute (2008–11). Originally a historian of postcolonial Latin America, he holds a Ph.D. from University College London (2006). His main interests are the modern histories of nationalism, of migration, and of cities. His 2015 book Anti-Imperial Metropolis won the American Historical Association’s 2016 Jerry Bentley Prize of World History. A founding member of the Global Urban History Project, he currently researches the relationship between inequalities and cities in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
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- Anti-Imperial Metropolis: Interwar Paris and the Seeds of Third World Nationalism
(Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015).
(Winner of the Jerry Bentley Prize in World History, 2016, American Historical Association)
- (...translated into French as: Paris, capitale du tiers monde: comment est née la révolution anticoloniale
[Paris: La Découverte, 2017].)
- Overlapping Geographies of Belonging: Migrations, Regions, and Nations in the Western South Atlantic
(Washington, DC: American Historical Association, 2013).
Argentina’s Partisan Past: Nationalism and the Politics of History (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2011).
- (...translated into Spanish as: La Argentina partida: Nacionalismos y políticas de la historia [Buenos Aires: Prometeo, 2013].)
- “Ghostly Helpmate: Digitization and Global Micro-History.” Geschichte und Gesellschaft (forthcoming).
- “Spokesmen, Spies, and Spouses: Anticolonialism, Surveillance, and Intimacy in Interwar France.” Journal of Modern History 91, no. 2 (2019).
- “‘The Capital of the Men Without a Country’: Migrants and Anticolonialism in Interwar Paris.” The American Historical Review 121, no. 5 (2016): 1444–1467.
- “Geopolitics, Transnational Solidarity, or Diaspora Nationalism? The Global Career of M.N. Roy, 1915–1930.” European Review of History 21, no. 4 (2015): 485–499.
- “Una biografía entre espacios: M.N. Roy, del nacionalismo indio al comunismo mexicano.” Historia Mexicana 62, no. 4 (2013): 1457–1493.
- “Von der hispanidad zum Pan-Arabismus: Globale Verflechtungen in Argentiniens Nationalismen.” Geschichte und Gesellschaft 37, no. 4 (2011): 523–558.
- “Gauchos, Gringos and Gallegos: The Assimilation of Italian and Spanish Immigrants in the Making of Modern Uruguay.” Past and Present, no. 208 (2010): 191–229.
- “Globalization and Nationalism in Latin America, c.1750-1950.” New Global Studies 3 (2009).
- “Decentring the German Spirit: The Weimar Republic’s Cultural Relations with Latin America.” Journal of Contemporary History 44, no. 2 (2009): 221–245.