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Corinna Unger

Professor of Global and Colonial HistoryUnger


Tel. [+39] 055 4686 587 / 391
Email Corinna.Unger@eui.eu 

Administrative Assistant: Miriam Felicia Curci 

Postal address: Department of History and Civilization | Via Bolognese 156 | 50139 Florence - Italy

Villa Salviati, Castello - Office SACA 112 - For appointments please contact: Miriam Felicia Curci


Fields of Research 

  • Global, International, and Colonial History
  • History of Development
  • History of Knowledge 
  • Cold War and Decolonization
  • Modern India
  • Rural, Agricultural and Environmental History


English and German

Current Seminars at EUI

Current Research Projects

  • The International History of Rural Development since 1950
  • Twentieth-Century Population Thinking

Selected Recent Publications


  • Entwicklungspfade in Indien: Eine internationale Geschichte, 1947-1980 (Göttingen: Wallstein, 2015). Interview

Edited Volumes

  • International Organizations and Development, 1945-1990 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). With Marc Frey and Sönke Kunkel.
  • Twentieth Century Population Thinking: A Critical Reader of Primary Sources (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2016). With the Population Knowledge Network.


  • “The Making of the Small Family Norm in post-1947 India,” Contemporanea 18.3 (2015): 483-488.
  • “Agrarwissenschaftliche Expertise und ländliche Modernisierungsstrategien in der internationalen Entwicklungspolitik, 1920er bis 1980er Jahre,“ Geschichte und Gesellschaft 41.4 (2015): 552-579.

Book Chapters

  • “A descolonização do desenvolvimento: Estratégias do desenvolvimento indiano a partir de 1947”, in Os passados do presente: Internacionalismo, imperialismo e a construção do mundo contemporâneo, ed. Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo and José Pedro Monteiro(Coimbra: Almedina, 2015), 105-127.
  • “Family Planning: A Rational Choice? The Influence of Systems Approaches, Behavioralism, and Rational Choice Thinking on Mid-Twentieth Century Family Planning Programs,” in A World of Populations: Transnational Perspectives on Demography in the Twentieth Century, ed. Heinrich Hartmann and Corinna R. Unger (New York: Berghahn Books, 2014), 58-82. 

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