PD Dr. Stephan Scheuzger

RESEARCH PROFILE

RESEARCH FOCI 

  • Global history, 19th – 21st century
  • History of social policies
  • History of small states
  • History of punishment
  • Dealing with past injustice 
  • History of Marxism und the left
  • Ethnicity, autochthonous groups
  • History of migration
  • Public History
     

Regional Foci

  • Europe: Great Britain, Germany, Liechtenstein
  • Americas: USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, Chile, Argentina
  • Africa: South Africa, Guinea
  • South Asia: India

 

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

Recent Publications

“Global History as Polycentric History” in Comparativ. Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung, 29 (2019) 2, pp. 122–153.

 

(ed., together with Christian Büschges) “Global History and Area Histories”, issue of Comparativ. Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung, 29 (2019) 2.

 

“La historia contemporánea de México y la historia global: reflexiones acerca de los ‘sesenta globales’” in Historia Mexicana, 68 (2018) 1, pp. 313–358.

 

“Truth Commissions and the Politics of History: A Critical Appraisal” in Berber Bevernage and Nico Wouters, eds., The Palgrave Handbook of State-Sponsored History after 1945, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, pp. 621–636.

 

(together with Anne Krüger) “Wahrheitskommissionen als Instrument der Transitional Justice. Genese, Entwicklung, Verbreitung“ in Anja Mihr, Gert Pickel, and Susanne Pickel, eds., Transitional Justice. Aufarbeitung von Unrecht, Rechtsstaatlichkeit und Demokratie, Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag, 2018, pp. 127–148.

 

List of publications

Current Presentations

  • February 28, 2020 : “La production et la diffusion du savoir pénitentiaire à l’échelle mondiale“, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris.

  • January 27, 2020:: “‘Die Revolution geht immer weiter‘ – Sozialismus in Lateinamerika“, Lecture Series: “Totgesagte leben länger: Sozialismus und Kommunismus“, Universität Zürich, Switzerland (Adult Education Centre).

  • December 3, 2019: “Migration auf dem amerikanischen Doppelkontinent im 20. Jahrhundert”, Lecture Series: „Geschichte Amerikas, 3: Das 20. Jahrhundert“, Universität Zürich, Switzerland (Adult Education Centre).

  • December 2, 2019: “Die Globalisierung des modernen Gefängnisses“, National Commission for the Prevention of Torture, Switzerland.

List of presentations

 

Organisation of Conferences and Panels

  • „Global History and the History of Very Small States: Research Agendas for the Integration of a Marginalized Field of Study“, Sixth European Congress on World and Global History, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, June 17 – 20, 2021.

List of organised Conferences and Panels

 

University Teaching

University Teaching

Curriculum Vitae

                                   

Education
2015 Habilitation, Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, Venia legendi for Modern History (Neue und Neueste Geschichte)
2003 Doctoral degree in Modern History, Faculty of Humanities, University of Bern, Switzerland
1995 Licentiate, Faculty of Humanities, University of Bern, Switzerland, Major: Modern History, First Minor: Philosophy, Second Minor: German Literature

                                   

Career
sicne 2019 Research Fellow, Department of History, Liechtenstein Institute
since 2019 Associated Researcher at the Center for Global Studies of the University of Bern
2018–2019  Associate Professor (Dozentur) for the History of Migration ad interim (job sharing), Institute of History, University of Bern, Switzerland
2017 Guest Scholar at the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University, USA
seit 2015 Adjunct Associate Professor (Privatdozent), Institute of History, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland
2013–2018 Research Professor of the Swiss National Science Foundation, Institute of History, University of Bern, Switzerland
2013 Guest Scholar, Research Project “Narratives of Terror and Disappearance” of the European Research Council, Institute of Literature, University of Constance, Germany
2011–2012 Fellow at the School of History, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), University of Freiburg, Germany
2009 Substitute of the Chair for Extra-European History, University of Münster, Germany
2004–2013 Research Assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Institute of History, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
2002–2004 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Geschichte der ETH Zürich
1997–1998 Scholarship holder of the Swiss National Science Foundation, Universidad Iberoamericana UIA, Mexico City, Mexico
1996–1997 Guest Lecturer at the Department of History, Universidad Iberoamericana, UIA, Mexico City, Mexico
1996–1997 

Scholarship holder of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Faculty of Economics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico

1991–2004 Language teacher in adult education (schools of the Migros-Genossenschaftsbund, Berne and Biel, Switzerland; Business Education Center, Bern)

                            

Other
Languages German (mother tongue), English, French, Spanish, Portuguese (passive), Italian (passive)