Michael Goebel

Michael GoebelIMG_2416 teaches and researches global and Latin American history at the Freie Universität Berlin. He is the author of several works on Atlantic histories of migration and of Anti-Imperial Metropolis: Interwar Paris and the Seeds of Third World Nationalism. He holds a PhD from University College London and, before coming to Berlin, worked at the European University Institute, Florence, and Harvard University.

Tracy Neumann

Neumann photo copy.jpgTracy Neumann is a historian at Wayne State University in Detroit, where she specializes in global and transnational approaches to US history. She is the author of Remaking the Rust Belt: The Postindustrial Transformation of North America and of essays on urban history and public policy. She received her PhD from New York University, and she has held fellowships at the University of Michigan and Harvard University.

Joseph Ben Prestel


Joseph Ben Prestel is a historian of Europe and the Middle East at Freie Universität Berlin. He is the author of Emotional Cities: Debates on Urban Change in Berlin and Cairo, 1860-1910. Joseph received his PhD in history from FU Berlin in 2015 and before joining FU’s history department he held a position at the research center ‘History of Emotions’ at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development.