Andreas Greiner

Research Fellow

German Historical Institute Washington
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Biographical Summary

Andreas Greiner is a research fellow at the German Historical Institute Washington. His research specializes in infrastructure networks, their spatiality and materiality in the long 19th and early 20th centuries. He received his PhD in history from ETH Zurich. Before joining the GHI in January 2021, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Max Weber Program at the European University Institute in Florence. His first monograph Human Porterage and Colonial State Formation in German East Africa, 1880s–1914: Tensions of Transport (2022) explores the shifting role of caravan transport and human porterage in colonial East Africa, unveiling the resilience of precolonial structures in the era of “high imperialism.” His current research project examines the entangled history of intercontinental airline networks in the interwar period.

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Main Areas of Interest

  • History of Colonialism (19th & 20th centuries)
  • Global History
  • History of Infrastructure
  • Aviation History
  • Mobility Studies