About Florian

Florian Wagner holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence and is Assistant Professor at the Chair of Modern and Contemporary History and History Didactics, University of Erfurt. He specializes in the history of repatriation and remigration and was a fellow at GHI-West, affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley, working on the “Migration and Knowledge” program. He has also published on the history of colonialism and postcolonialism. His book on Colonial Internationalism and the Governmentality of Empire will be published in 2021 by Cambridge University Press.

Research Field

Recent Global History


University of Erfurt

Department of History

Florian Wagner

Florian Wagner

Principal Investigator (Recent Global History)

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