Thomas David is professor of International history at the University of Lausanne and co-founder of the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur l'international (Crii) with Professor Jean-Christophe Graz. His main research fields are: Swiss and transnational elites, transnational philanthropy, and development policies during the 19th and 20th centuries. His work is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach that combines archival research with network analysis as well as multiple correspondence analysis. Thomas David participates in Research module C. Email: thomas.david [at] unil.ch. more...

Jean-Christophe Graz is professor of Political science and international relations at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques et Internationales, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and co-founder of the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur l'international (Crii) with Professor Thomas David. His research field has been for the last 15 years on regulation issues in international political economy and the interplay of transnational and private patterns and agents of change in globalization. It is from this standpoint that he has directed a number of research projects examining how socio-economic phenomena are socially and historically produced through a wide array of political practices, power struggles and cooperative actions across spaces. Jean-Christophe Graz participates in Research module B. Email: jean-christophe.graz [at] unil.ch. more…

Milena Guthörl is a researcher and PhD student at the Department of History, University of Basel. She studied History and Philosophy at the Universities of Heidelberg (Germany) and Amherst, Massachusetts (USA). In 2010 she graduated from Heidelberg University with a master thesis about the Jewish Brigade as an example of transcultural processes. Her main research interests lay in the field of European and global history of the 19th and 20th century, the history of international organisations and transnational expert networks. Milena Guthörl participates in Research module A. Email: milena.guthoerl [at] unibas.ch. more…

Sandrine Kott is professor of European contemporary history at the University of Geneva. She studied History in Paris (Phd in 1990, habilitation in 2001), Bielefeld (Germany), and New York (Columbia). She taught history as an assistant professor at the University of Poitiers (France) and was awarded junior fellow at the Institut universitaire de France in Paris (1997-2002). Her principal research interests concern social welfare and labor law in France and Germany since the end of the 19th century as well as labor relations in countries of real socialism, in particular in the German Democratic Republic. By utilizing the archives and sources of international organizations and particularly the International Labor Organization, Sandrine Kott has developed the transnational and global dimensions of each of her fields of expertise. She participates in Research module A. Email: sandrine.kott [at] unige.ch more..

Yi-Tang Lin is a researcher and PhD student in Economic and Social History at University of Lausanne. After completing a B.A. in Sociology from National Taiwan University (2008), she took a M.A. in Interdisciplinary Practice of Humanities and Social Sciences from ENS/EHESS (Paris) with a thesis on the globalization of Taiwanese healthcare system (2012). Her research interests include medical sociology, mobility and globalization. Yi-Tang Lin is working on the history of World Health Organization, and participates in Research module C. Email: yi-tang.lin [at] unil.ch.  more…

Matthieu Leimgruber is SFNS research professor at the Paul Bairoch Institute of Economic History, University of Geneva. After studies at the University of Lausanne (PhD in history, 2005) and Columbia University in New York (Fulbright Fellow), he has been a postdoctoral researcher (2005-2008) at the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (Columbia University), at the Institute of Historical Research (University of London) and at the International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam). His research has focused on comparative social policy development as well as transnational insurance history. Matthieu Leimgruber is currently working on the history of the OECD and economic governance. He participates in Research modules A and B. Email: matthieu.leimgruber [at] unige.ch. more… (unige) / more… (personal website)

Martin Lengwiler is professor for Modern History at the Department of History, University of Basel, and associated member of the Research Group “Science Policy Studies” at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB). He works and publishes in the fields of History of Knowledge, Modern European History, Welfare history and historical methodology. He has been member of the interdisciplinary research group "Historical and Interpretive Approaches to Standards, Quantification and Formal Representations" at the Historical Research Institute, University of California, Irvine (2001) and invited professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (2009). Martin Lengwiler participates in Research module A. Email: martin.lengwiler [at] unibas.ch. more...

Nils Moussu is a researcher and PhD student at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques et Internationales, University of Lausanne. He holds a MA in political science from the University of Lausanne with a master thesis about the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol. His main research interests include climate and carbon market governance and transnational coalition of firms. Nils Moussu participates in Research module B. Email: nils.moussu [at] unil.ch

Davide Rodogno is associate professor at the Department of International History, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva. He was a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics (2002-2004), Foreign Associate Researcher at the Institut d’Histoire du Temps Présent in Paris (2004-2005), Academic Fellow - Research Council United Kingdom Academic Fellow - at the School of History, University of St Andrews (2005-2010), and SNSF – Research Professor (2008-2011) affiliated to the Graduate Institute. His research interests include Italian fascism, international organizations, and humanitarian interventions. He leads a research project on the history of International Organizations’ Humanitarian Programmes in the Interwar Period. During the summer of 2012 the Kofi Annan Foundation mandated Rodogno to write a report documenting the experience of the United Nations and League of Arab States Joint Special Envoy for Syria. He participates in Research module C. Email: davide.rodogno [at] graduateinstitute.ch. more...

Roberto Sala is a researcher at the Department of History, University Basel. He studied Modern History in Milan (Italy) and Bielefeld (Germany). After graduating in 2003, he went on to complete his doctorate at the Free University of Berlin in 2008. He has been a postdoctoral researcher at Max-Weber-Center, University of Erfurt, and at Social Science Research Center Berlin (2009-2012) as well as a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago and the Columbia University (2011). He specializes in migration history, and the history of social sciences, and is currently working on the development of economics and sociology in Germany and the United States. Roberto Sala is a coordinator of the research network and participates in Research module A. Email: roberto.sala [at] unibas.ch. more…

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