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Portrait Volker Prott

Welcome to my personal website!

Until recently, I was a PhD researcher in the Department of History and Civilization of the EUI. Having started in 2009, I successfully defended my thesis in June 2013.
Since December 2013, I am a post-doctoral visiting fellow at Tübingen University.

The title of my dissertation is International Concepts and Practices of Borders: Experts, Ethnicity, and the Paris System in the Early Interwar Period.

My main fields of interest include contemporary Franco-German history, the international history of the twentieth century, as well as comparative and transnational history. I am also very much interested in social and literary theory in relation to history.

Before joining the EUI, I studied Modern History, Sociology, and Modern Literature in Bremen, Paris, and Berlin. In 2011/12, I spent one semester as a visiting researcher at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

Currently, I am working on a new project tentatively entitled 'Foreign intervention during the Cold War: A study in transnational policymaking'.

I am also a member of the New Diplomatic History Network.