Exeler, Franziska

Lecturer of History

Free University Berlin, Germany


Max Weber alumnus

Department of History and Civilization

Cohort(s): 2013/2014

Ph.D. Institution

Princeton University, United States


I am a historian of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. My research interests include the political, social, and cultural history of Stalinism and the Soviet Union; World War II and its legacies in Europe and Asia; legal history, transitional justice and social reconstruction; and empire, space and migration.
I am currently completing a book, titledĀ  "Wartime Ghosts. Nazi Occupation and Its Aftermath in the Soviet Union." It is based on my dissertation, which I defended at Princeton University in October 2013. My new research project "Empire in Motion" will explore the dynamics of space, movement and identity in twentieth-century Russia and Eurasia.
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