is the coordinator of the Doctoral Program at the Graduate Center »History of Knowledge«. He holds a PhD from Humboldt University of Berlin about the relation of gender and knowledge in Robert Musils novel »The Man Without Qualities«. His post-doc project is concerned with the knowledge history of the modern narrative of revolution, e.g. the Haitian Revolution in the German-speaking world.
is full professor of Modern and Swiss History at the Research Unit for Social and Economic History at the University of Zurich and founding member of the collaborate research centre »Geschichte des Wissens« (University of Zurich and ETH Zurich). In his research he focuses on the history of knowledge, the history of the Cold War, theories of the science of history, the history of the city, and the history of body narratives and sexuality.