AGYA Member

Julia Hauser


Areas of Expertise for Media Inquiries:
Entangled History of Europe, the Arab World, and Asia; History of Globalization

About me

I am Junior Professor of Global History at the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Kassel. Inter alia I am interested in the entangled history of Europe and Arab countries. One of my main objectives is to further international exchange in my own discipline, and to challenge the tradition of national history in which it has been caught in for so long.

In the light of my new project, I am particularly eager to cooperate across disciplines on topics in the history of consumption, human-animal relations, but also the history of knowledge and education as well as gender.

Current projects


  • Member of the AGYA Working Group Common Heritage and Common Challenges
  • With Jens Scheiner and Kirill Dmitriev: Co-convenor of the conference on "Fluid nature, fluid cultures. Malta and the Medierranean" (September 2015, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation).
  • With Bilal Orfali and Kirill Dmitriev: Co-convenor of the workshop on "Insatiable Appetite. Food as Cultural Signifier"

Academic Career

2014 - Junior Professor in Global History / History of Globalization Processes, Department of Social Sciences, University of Kassel; Germany
2012 Post-doc Researcher, Department of History/Graduate School in Humanities, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen; Germany
2010 - 2012 Doctoral Research Grant, Gerda Henkel Foundation
2010 Visiting Doctoral Researcher, German Orient Institute (OIB); Beirut, Lebanon
2008 Visiting Doctoral Researcher, Rice University; Houston (Texas), USA
2007 - 2010 PhD candidate, Graduate School “Generationsgeschichte”, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen; Germany
2006 - 2007 Research Assistant, Project “Knowledge Production at Helmstedt University”, Herzog August Library Wolfenbüttel; Germany
2006 MA in Modern History, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen; Germany

Selected Publications


  • Hauser, J. (2015). German Women Religious in Late Ottoman Beirut: Competing Missions. Leiden: Brill.
  • Hauser, J., Lindner, C. & Möller, E. (eds.). (2015). Entangled Education. Foreign and Local Schools in Ottoman Syria and Mandate Lebanon. Beirut: Ergon.
  • Hauser, J. (2013). “Mind the Gap! Raum, Geschlecht und die Zirkulation von Wissen in der Mission am Beispiel der Kaiserswerther Diakonissen in Beirut“, in: Habermas, R. & Hölzl, R. (eds.), Mission global. Eine Verflechtungsgeschichte seit dem 19. Jahrhundert. Köln: Böhlau, 137-158.

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