Christian G. De Vito, Professor of Global Economic and Social History

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Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies

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"In my research, the social history of punishment, labour and empire-making is the entry point for the understanding of large and burning questions of the past and the present, such as power, social and gender inequalities, migrations, racism and war. My reflections on historical theory and methodology offer a perspective to look at how social proceses have been and are constructed, and could be transformed in the future. My research-based teaching aims to stimulate the individual and collective participation of the students in their own development as researchers, educators and critical thinkers." (Christian G. De Vito)

Research areas:

* Social history of the early modern and modern periods (16th-21st centuries)
* Social history of punishment
* Global labour history
* Global convict labour history
* Global history and microhistory (micro-spatial history)
* History of the Spanish empire (16th-20th century)
* Social history of psychiatry (20th century)
* History of the social movements (1945-today)

Curriculum Vitae:

1995-2001 BA and MA in History at the University of Florence, Italy
2003-2008 PhD in History at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy
2010-2015 Honorary Fellow at the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, NL
2013-2018 Postdoc researcher on the ERC project "The Carceral Archipelago", University of Leicester, UK
2018-2023 Postdoc researcher and Research Group Leader at the Bonn Centre for Dependency and Dependency Studies (BCDSS), University of Bonn, Germany
since October 2023 Professor of Global Economic and Social History at the University of Vienna