Prof. Dr. Matthias Middell
Spokesperson of the Graduate School,

Global and European Studies Institute

middell(at)uni-leipzig.de

Research Interests:
- regimes of territorialization in a historical perspective
- history of cultural encounters and cultural transfers
- history of the humanities and social sciences under the global condition

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Kaske
Deputy spokesperson of GSGAS

Institute of East Asian Studies

ekaske(at)uni-leipzig.de

Research Interests:
- History of China and East Asia
- German-Chinese relationship
- Military history
- History of ideas, education, and language
- Fiscal history
- Bureaucratic elites, professional elites

Prof. Dr. Dmitri van den Bersselaar
Representative of the Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies

Institute for African Studies

dmitri.van_den_bersselaar(at)uni-leipzig.de

Research Interests:
- Economic history
- Coastal West Africa, specifically Ghana and Nigeria during the 19th and 20th centuries
- (Post-)colonialism
- Changing perceptions of status, culture, ethnicity, and identity in West Africa

Prof. Dr. Maren Möhring
Representative of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy

Institute for the Study of Culture

maren.moehring(at)uni-leipzig.de

Research Interests:
- Social and cultural history of modern Europe
- Food studies
- Migration
- Postcolonial studies
- Gender and body history
- Film and history

PD Dr. Adamantios Skordos

Representative of Leibniz Institute for History and Culture of Eastern Europe

adamantios.skordos(at)leibniz-gwzo.de

Research Interests:
- Geschichte Europas im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert in ihren globalen Bezügen
- Süd- und südosteuropäische Geschichte
- Erinnerungskultur und Geschichtspolitik
- Völkerrechtsgeschichte
- Panslavismus und Antislavismus

Prof. Dr. Ute Wardenga

Representative of Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography

u_wardenga(at)ifl-leipzig.de

Research Interests:
- history of spatial practices and knowledge, 19th and 20th century
- history of geography
- history of research and journeys and expeditions
- histoire croisée Europe and other continents (currently: specially Africa)

Dr. Antje Dietze

Post-Doc Representative

SFB 1199: “Verräumlichungsprozesse unter Globalisierungsbedingungen”

adietze(at)uni-leipzig.de

Research Interests:
- Transnational and global history
- History of cultural movements, entertainment and the arts
- Postsocialist transition
- Social and cultural history of Europe and North America in the 19th and 20th centuries
- Urban, popular, and visual culture
- Cultural/creative industries
- Aesthetics, cultural theory, media theory and performance theory

Dr. Katja Naumann 
Post-Doc Representative

Leibniz Institute for History and Culture of Eastern Europe

katja.naumann(at)leibniz-gwzo.de

Research Interests:
- History of International Organisations and Global Governance
- Transregional Entanglements of Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th century
- History of Knowledge
- History of ideas, education, and language
- Development of World and Global History / Historiography in the US and Europe
- Concepts of Entangled History and Transregional Studies

Advisory Broad
Prof. Dr. Ulf Engel

Institute for African Studies, Global and European Studies Institute

uengel(at)uni-leipzig.de

Research Interests:
- Violent processes of de- and reterritorialization in Africa
- Peace and security in Africa
- African Union & RECs
- South African politics