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Corinna Unger

Full-time Professor

Department of History and Civilisation

Contact info

[email protected]

[+39] 055 4686 587

Office

Villa Salviati- Castle, SACA112

Working languages

German, English, French, Italian

Corinna Unger

Full-time Professor

Department of History and Civilisation

Biography

Corinna R. Unger is Professor of Global and Colonial History (19th and 20th centuries) at the Department of History and Civilization of the European University Institute (EUI). She also serves as the Academic Coordinator of CIVICA’s Work Package 5: A European School for the Training for Early Stage Researchers. Together with Professor Joanne Scott, she co-directs the interdisciplinary research Cluster Environmental Challenges and Climate Change Governance.

Before joining the EUI, she was Associate Professor of Modern European History at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany, and Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute Washington, DC, USA. She received her PhD from the University of Freiburg, Germany, in 2005.

Her research in recent years has focused on the history of development and decolonization; on the history of international organizations; and on the history of the social sciences. Among her recent publications are International Development: A Postwar History (London: Bloomsbury, 2018) and “Development Projections: The World Bank in Calcutta in the 1970s,” Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development 11.1 (2020): 84-100.

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