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Business, Water, and the Global City: Germany, Europe, and China, 1820-1950
The dissertation examines the evolving role of Germans under the auspices of European imperialism in modern China's hydraulic management and economic globalization. In the early nineteenth-century, Germans were on the ...
War Without Fronts: Atamans and Commissars in Ukraine, 1917-1919
Freedom from Value Judgments: Value-Free Social Science and Objectivity in Germany, 1880-1914
This dissertation addresses a central issue in the methodological debates that raged in the German academy around the turn of the twentieth century. The idea of "value-free" social science, or "value-freedom," was passed ...
Between the Arctic & the Adriatic: Polar Exploration, Science & Empire in the Habsburg Monarchy
Exploration was a defining aspect of how European societies encountered and established relations with the wider world. It set the stage for worldwide empires and laid the foundations for understandings of planetary ...
The Question of Questions: The Problem of Statelessness in International History, 1921-1961
This dissertation provides an intellectual history of statelessness from the First World War to the Cold War. Statelessness arose as a distinctive legal and bureaucratic category after 1921. In the following decades, lawyers ...
Learning Ennobles: Study Abroad, Renaissance Humanism, and the Transformation of the Polish Nation in the Republic of Letters, 1517-1605
My dissertation examines how study abroad transformed education and society in early modern Europe. My works centers on Poland, a region often considered peripheral by contemporaries and scholars alike. Through combining ...