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Michael Goebel

Michael Goebel works on the history of migration, cities, and nationalism in the 19th and 20th centuries. He is Einstein Professor of Global History at Freie Universität Berlin, where he also completed his habilitation in 2014. Previously, he held a chair at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. His study, Anti-Imperial Metropolis: Interwar Paris and the Seeds of Third World Nationalism (2015), won the American Historical Association's 2016 World History Award. As a founding member of the Global Urban History Project and head of a multi-year research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, Goebel's current research focuses on the relationship between metropolization and social inequality in cities around 1900.