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Michael Goebel

John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2012-2013


Michael Goebel

Goebel is assistant professor of global history at the Freie Universität Berlin. His main interest is the relationship between extra-European nationalisms and global exchange since ca. 1880. A historian of Latin America by training (PhD University College London, 2006), he is the author of Argentina’s Partisan Past (2011). He has published on Latin American history in journals such as Past and Present, Geschichte und Gesellschaft, and the Journal of Contemporary History. At the Center for European Studies (in residence September 2012–June 2013) he is a John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow. He is writing his second book, which deals with anti-imperialists from Africa, Asia, and Latin America in interwar Paris. This study’s goal is to arrive at a better understanding of how global interactions contributed to the rise of anti-imperial nationalisms after WWI.

This information was last updated for the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship, September 2017.


  • Professor of Global and Latin American History, Free University of Berlin
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2012-2013, CES, Harvard University
  • Visiting Scholar 2012-2013, CES, Harvard University