Kerstin Maria Pahl is a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and an associate research fellow at L'Université du Québec à Montréal. A historian of political culture and the public, Pahl is especially interested in societies during times of transformation.
During her time at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), Pahl will continue research for her second book, which examines the politics of emotions and indifference by non-state actors and voluntary organizations in Britain’s Age of Reform (1780 to 1840). She will explore the transatlantic context of reform movements, fundraising campaigns, and the collaboration between British and American Protestant missionaries.
Pahl received a joint Ph.D. in art and visual history from Humboldt University and King’s College London.
Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Visiting Scholar 2022-2023, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University