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Corinna Unger

Unger photo 2019Professor of Global and Colonial History (19th and 20th centuries)



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

Current research projects 


English, German, French, Italian


For appointments please contact the Administrative Assistant: Miriam F. Curci 

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

Office SACA112 at Villa Salviati, Castello


Current seminars at the EUI

Selected recent publications

  • International Development: A Postwar History (London: Bloomsbury, 2018).
  • Postwar European Development Aid: Defined by Decolonization, the Cold War, and European Integration?,” in Stephen Macekura and Erez Manela, eds., The Development Century: A Global History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018), 240-260.
  • "International Organizations and Rural Development: The FAO Perspective"International History Review (2018).
  • “The Decolonization of Development: Rural Development in India Before and After 1947,” in Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo and José Pedro Monteiro, eds., Internationalism, Imperialism, and the Formation of the Contemporary World (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), pp. 253-278.
  • Rural Development in the Twentieth Century: International Perspectives. Theme issue of Comparativ 27.2 (2017), ed. with Marc Frey.
  • Twentieth Century Population Thinking: A Critical Reader of Primary Sources (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2016). ed. with the Population Knowledge Network.
  • Entwicklungspfade in Indien: Eine internationale Geschichte, 1947-1980 (Göttingen: Wallstein, 2015), Interview

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