Michael Goebel

Michael GoebelIMG_2416 is Associate Professor of International History at the Graduate Institute, Geneva. 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 Geneva, worked at the European University Institute, Florence, Harvard University, and Freie Universität Berlin.

Tracy Neumann

Version 6Tracy 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. 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. During the academic year 2018-19, he is a Fung Global Fellow at Princeton University.


Former Editors

Antonio Carbone is a historian working in the fields of Latin American, global history, and urban history. He currently teaches and researches at the Freie Universität. He co-edited the blog until 2016.