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Corinna Unger


Professor 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 seminars at the EUI

Current research projects 

  • The international history of rural development since 1950
  • International organizations, decolonization, and development in the twentieth century


Selected recent publications

  • "International Organizations and Rural Development: The FAO Perspective"International History Review (2018).
  • International Development: A Postwar History (London: Bloomsbury, 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.


  • English
  • German





Tel. [+39] 055 4686 587 / 391

Email  Corinna.Unger@eui.eu 


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


Administrative Assistant:  Miriam Felicia Curci 

For appointments please contact:  Miriam Felicia Curci

Office SACA 112 at Villa Salviati, Castello



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