Swen Steinberg

Affiliated Scholar & Co-Editor, Migrant Knowledge Blog

Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington

Phone +1.510.643-4558


Biographical Summary

Swen is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of History at Queen's University in Kingston/Ontario since November 2018 where he is he is Research Ambassador of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) since September 2019. In addition, Swen is an Affiliated Scholar of the German Historical Institute in Washington/DC with its Pacific Regional Office at University of California Berkeley. Early in 2019 he joined the Advisory Committee of the Austrian Archive for Exile Studies and the Exile Library in Vienna. Swen is author of three (German) monographs, including his PhD thesis on religious corporate culture concepts in the rural pulp and paper industry in central Germany, and numerous articles (in German and English). He is member of the editing board of five book series including Global Epistemics of the Centre for Global Knowledge Studies at University of Cambridge and on the edition board of Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft (Journal of History, German). Swen has edited ten volumes and four peer reviewed special issues (in German and English).

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Main Areas of Interest

  • Migration and knowledge
  • Knowledge and young migrants
  • Forestry and mining
  • Exile and forced migration studies
  • Religious corporate cultures
  • Economic transformations