Prof. Dr. Sönke Kunkel

Sönke Kunkel

Freie Universität

John F. Kennedy Institute

Juniorprofessor

Adresse
Lansstraße 7-9
Raum 207
14195 Berlin

Sprechstunde

Please note: Credit transfer forms have first to be signed by the respective department (for affine modules contact David Bosold first). I also need a transcript from you. You can leave your documents in the office of the History Department and pick them up again a week later. You will have to bring them to the Prüfungsbüro yourself.

Office hours: Mondays. 5pm - 6 pm

No appointment required -- you can simply stop by during office hours.

If you'd like to register your BA/MA thesis: If you simply need my signature on the form, you can leave the form in the office of the History Department and pick it up a week later. You will have to hand it in at the Prüfungsbüro yourself.

Education

2011

PhD in Intercultural Humanities/History, Jacobs University, Bremen

2010

Recognized Student, University of Oxford

2007 – 2008

Visiting Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

2005 – 2006

Master of Arts (History), Ohio State University

2002 – 2005

Bachelor of Arts (American History, Philosophy, Medieval and Contemporary History, Political Science), University of Cologne


Academic and Employment Career

2013 – 2017

Vorstandsreferent, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

2011 – 2013

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Jacobs University Bremen

2006 – 2007

Research Assistant, History Department, University of Cologne


Fellowships and Research Grants

2010 – 2012

Research Grant and Member of the Oslo Contemporary International History Network

2009 – 2011

Doctoral scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

2008 – 2009

Research and Travel Grant, Deutsches Historisches Institut, Washington D.C.

2005 – 2006

Fulbright Scholarship

2004 – 2008

Scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

2005

Language Grant, Irmgard Ulderup Stiftung (Spanisch-Sprachkurs in Salamanca)


Conferences Organized

2013                         

Media and Performative Politics in International Relations, Workshop, University of Cologne

2011                         

Shifting Visions of Development: International Organizations, Non-State Actors, and the Rise of Global Governance, 1945-1990, International Conference, Jacobs University Bremen

2009                         

Globale und Transnationale Konfigurationen der Zwischenkriegszeit, Workshop, Jacobs University Bremen

Winter Semester 2019/20

Undergraduate:

Contemporary Environmental History: Europe and the United States since 1945, Tuesdays, 10:00-12:00

Graduate:

Human Rights and Humanitarianism in International Relations since the 19thCentury, Tuesdays, 08:00-10:00

Global Inequalities: Historical and Economic Perspectives, Mondays, 10:00-12:00 

Summer Semester 2019

Histories of Global Aid in Premodern and Modern Times, 1600s-2000s, Tuesdays 8:00-10:00  

Holy Humanitarians? European and American Missionaries in the Age of Colonialism 18thto 19thCentury, Tuesdays 10:00-12:00

Winter Semester 2018/2019

Undergraduate:

Understanding North America A: Fridays 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00

Circulating Knowledge: Science and Environmental Change in Europe and North America since the 19th Century: Tuesdays 8:00-10:00

Summer Semester 2018

Introduction to U.S. and Global Environmental History, Tuesdays 8:00-10:00

American Science Diplomacy and Science Communication since the 19th Century, Tuesdays 10:00-12:00

Winter Semester 2017/18

Understanding North America (UNA) A

Global America and its Transnational Connections, 1870s to 1920s

Summer Semester 2017

The Life and Death of American Cities, Tuesdays: 08:00-10:00

Masters of Spin: Corporate Communications, PR, and Marketing in American History, Tuesdays 14:00-16:00

2013                              

“Latin American History in a Global Context, 19th Century to Today“, Jacobs University Bremen, WS 2012/2013

2012                              

“North American History: Rise to Globalism. American Foreign Relations since 1900“, Jacobs University Bremen, WS 2011/2012

2011                              

“The United States and Colonialism in the Twentieth Century“, Jacobs University Bremen, WS 2010/2011

2010                              

“Writing History: Concepts, Methods, and Approaches“, Jacobs University Bremen, WS 2010/2011

2009                              

“Doing Research in Intercultural Humanities: Methods and Approaches“, WS 2009/2010                        

“The United States in the World Arena, 1898-1990“, Jacobs University Bremen, Intersession-Course, WS 2009/2010

2006 – 2007                  

„Einführung in die Methoden der Geschichtswissenschaft“, Tutorial, Universität zu Köln

  • Media history, political communication, and propaganda as well as organizational communication
  • History of American foreign policy in a global context
  • History of international organizations, globalization, and global governance
  • History of development policy
  • Urban history

Monographs

  • Empire of Pictures: Global Media and the 1960s Remaking of American Foreign Policy, New York: Berghahn Books (Explorations in Culture and International History, Vol. 8), 2016.

A review of Empire of Pictures can be found in Diplomatic History (2017) 41 (3): 646-649.


Edited Volumes

  • International Organizations and Development, 1945 – 1990 (with Marc Frey and Corinna Unger), Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series), 2014.
  • Aufbruch ins postkoloniale Zeitalter: Globalisierung und die außereuropäische Welt in den 1920er und 1930er-Jahren (with Christoph Meyer), Frankfurt a. M.: Campus (Series Globalgeschichte, Vol. 12), 2012.


Journal articles

  • “Zwischen Globalisierung, Internationalen Organisationen und ‚Global Governance:‘ Eine kurze Geschichte des Nord-Süd-Konflikts in den 1960er und 1970er Jahren,“ Vierteljahreshefte für Zeitgeschichte, Vol. 60, No. 3 (Oktober 2012), 555-577.
  • “Writing the History of Development: A Review of the Recent Literature,“ Contemporary European History, Vol. 20, No. 2 (2011), 215-232 (with Marc Frey).
  • “Systeme des Wissens, Visionen von Fortschritt: Die Vereinigten Staaten, die Dekolonisierung und das Jahrzehnt der Modernisierungstheorie, 1954-1965,“ in: Archiv für Sozialgeschichte, Vol. 48 (2008), 155-182.
  • “Verhandelte Symbolik: Die Vereinten Nationen und die Four Freedoms Flag,“ in: Vereinte Nationen, Vol. 56, No. 6/2008, 263-268 (with Jost Dülffer).


Articles in edited volumes

  • “Introduction: International Organizations, Global Development, and the Making of the Contemporary World,” in: Frey/Kunkel/Unger (eds.), International Organizations and Development, 1945-1990, 1-22 (with Marc Frey und Corinna Unger), 2014.
  • “Contesting Globalization: The United States Conference on Trade and Development and the Transnationalization of Sovereignty“, in: Frey/Kunkel/Unger (eds.), International Organizations and Development, 1945-1990, 240-258, 2014.
  • “Dimensionen des Aufbruchs: Die 1920er und 1930er-Jahre in globaler Perspektive“, in: Kunkel/Meyer (eds.), Aufbruch ins postkoloniale Zeitalter, 7-33 (with Christoph Meyer), 2012.
  • “Fortschritt nach Plan? Der globale Entwicklungsdiskurs des Völkerbundes und die Anfänge des systemischen Denkens,“ in: Kunel/Meyer (eds.), Aufbruch ins postkoloniale Zeitalter, 123-141 (with Christoph Meyer), 2012.
  • “Amerikanischer Wissenstransfer im Nigeria der frühen 1960er Jahre,” in: Bernd Greiner/Tim B. Müller/Claudia Weber (eds.), Macht und Geist im Kalten Krieg, Hamburg 2011, 341-358, 2011.
  • “Ernst Cassirer – Vordenker der Bildwissenschaft? Plädoyer für eine Rehabilitierung,“ in: Urs Büttner et. al. (eds.), Potentiale der symbolischen Formen. Eine interdisziplinäre Einführung in Ernst Cassirers Denken, Würzburg 2011, 93-100, 2011.
  • “Weimar’s Politainment. Zukunftsentwürfe und Modellierungen des Politischen in der deutschen Unterhaltungsgesellschaft (1924-1931),“ in: Urs Buettner/Christoph Bareither (eds.), Fritz Langs ‘M’ – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder. Texte und Kontexte, Würzburg 2010, 149-158, 2010.