Franziska Exeler is the Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for History and Economics and a Fellow of Magdalene College. She is also Lecturer in Modern History at Free University Berlin. Her research interests include twentieth-century East European, Soviet and German history; the history of the Second World War and its legacies in Europe and Asia; Holocaust and genocide studies; myth, memory and trauma; borderlands and migration; and international law, transitional justice and legal history. Franziska is currently completing a book manuscript titled Ghosts of War, which examines the search for truth and guilt in the aftermath of Nazi occupation, and the meaning that law and justice had in that process. It does so through the lens of Belorussia, an East European borderland that was particularly affected by the Second World War. Related research projects analyze how the Soviet prosecution of treason and war crimes fit into the global moment of post-Second World War justice. Her research has been supported by grants and fellowships from Princeton University, the Social Science Research Council, the European University Institute, the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, and the German Academic Exchange Service. She received her PhD from Princeton University. Together with Diana Kim (Georgetown University), she is coordinating the Invisible Histories website, a platform for researchers to present photographs in context and explore hidden narratives. The project is supported by the Joint Center for History of Economics at Harvard University and the University of Cambridge.
Anne Ruderman, Centre for History and Economics (January - August 2021)
Anne Ruderman is an assistant professor in the Department of Economic History at the London School of Economics. Prior to joining LSE, she was a Prize Fellow in Economics, History, and Politics at the Harvard Center and will be completing her fellowship at the Cambridge Centre during the period January - August 2021 whilst on leave from the LSE. Her research interests center on the transatlantic slave trade in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. She is currently completing her first book, provisionally titled Supplying the Slave Trade, which investigates how European slave-ship outfitters tried to meet African consumer demand for their manufactured products and re-exports. She is also in the early stages of a digital mapping project on the Royal African Company, "Royal African Company Networks," which is part of the Visualizing Historical Networks initiative. In 2020, she won a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies and in 2019, she won the LSESU Excellence Award for Innovative Teaching. She graduated from Princeton University in 2001 and received her PhD from Yale University in 2016. She recently published the article, "Intra-European Trade in Atlantic Africa and the African Atlantic," in the William and Mary Quarterly.
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