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Globalization and the City

Andreas Exenberger
Philipp Strobl
Günter Bischof
et al.

Biographical Sketches

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1Gűnter Bischof is a native of Austria and graduate of the Universities of Innsbruck, New Orleans, and Harvard. He is a University Research Professor of History and the Director of CenterAustria at the University of New Orleans; he served as a visiting professor at the Universities of Munich, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna, LSU, Liberal Arts University in Moscow, and the Economics Universities of Vienna and Prague; he is the author of Austria in the First Cold War, 1945-55 (1999) and co-editor of the series Contemporary Austrian Studies (21 vols.) and TRANSATLANICA (7 vols.). He also coedited another 20 books on topics of international contemporary history (especially on World War II and the Cold War in Central Europe).

2Andreas Dibiasi has completed studies of International Economics and Business Administration at the University of Innsbruck in 2011, dealing with the city of Toulouse in his diploma thesis. Since 2012 he is research assistant and PhD-candidate at ETH Zurich, working in the field of business tendency surveys with specialization in investments.

3Robert Dupont is Associate Professor at the University of New Orleans (UNO) and a Senior Fellow in CenterAustria. His areas of research and teaching include Twentieth Century U. S. history, progressivism, public works, cinema and American history, and post-World War II Europe. He is a former Vice-Chancellor and Dean at UNO. He is the author of On Higher Ground: The University of New Orleans at Fifty.

4Andreas Exenberger is Assistant Professor of Economic and Social History at the Department of Economic Theory, Policy and History of the University of Innsbruck. He is specialised in globalisation research, poverty and development issues as well as institutional approaches. His publications include various edited volumes, articles and book chapters about these issues, most relevant in the context of this volume works about the long-run significance of (European) cities in early globalization episodes.

5Erik Gilbert is Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of History at Arkansas State University. His research focuses on East Africa’s connections to the Indian Ocean world. His publications include Dhows and the Colonial Economy of Zanzibar (2004) and Africa in World History (the most recent edition of which came out in 2012). He is currently working on the spread of Asian food crops to and within Africa.

6Beate Loeffler majored in History and the History of Art as an enhancement to her architectural degree. Inspired by on-site experiences in Tokyo, where she taught German as a foreign language, she did a PhD study on Christian Missions and Church Architecture in Japan, which was completed in 2009. Working freelance in Dresden she now pursues a postdoctoral research project focused on the transcultural exchange of knowledge between the leading western nations and Japan. Examined from a meta-level, writings about Japanese architecture from the latter part of the nineteenth century onwards are analyzed as a medium of cultural communication.

7Manfred Kohler holds a PhD in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Translation Studies from the University of Innsbruck. He is specialized in research on legitimate and accountable European and global governance, globalization, European identity as well as International Relations in general. He is currently a researcher in the Policy Unit of DG COMM at the European Parliament, and he taught a course module on “Identity, the State and Belonging” at the Brussels School of International Studies of the University of Kent in the 2012/13 autumn term.

8Franz Mathis is retired Professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. His research focus is on urban history, entrepreneurial history, and the economic development of First and Third World countries in a comparative perspective. Among his recent publications are Reiches Österreich. Fleiß oder Glück – warum geht es uns so gut? (2011) and “Towards a Theory of Economic Development: The Case of the Unites States” (2009).

9James Mokhiber is Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator for the History Department at the University of New Orleans, where he teaches African and World History. A graduate of Stanford University, the University of London and Johns Hopkins University, he is currently working on a book-length project on artisanal production in French colonial North Africa and a public history/documentary film project on the American life of African explorer Henry Morton Stanley.

10Robert Musil is researcher at the Institute for Urban and Regional Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. His main fields of research are globalisation and urban development, foreign direct investment in regional perspective, and central and eastern Europe.

11Christof Parnreiter is Professor of Economic Geography at the Department of Geography of the University of Hamburg. His main research interest is centered on global city research from an economic geography perspective. The geographical focus of his research is Latin America.

12Philipp Strobl is lecturer at the University of Economics in Bratislava and PhDcandidate in History at the University of Innsbruck. He is author and co-author of several books and articles about economic and social history. His recent research is particularly focused on the history of cities and global history.

13Tobias Töpfer is human geographer at the Institute of Geography of the University of Innsbruck and member of the Working Group “Development Studies and Sustainability Science” (AGEF). His research focus is in geographical urban research, geographical development research and social geography, his regional focus is on Latin America, particularly (urban) Brasil.

14Brigitte Truschnegg is Assistant Professor at the Department of Ancient History and Ancient Near Eastern Studies of the University of Innsbruck. Her research priorities are perception and prestige of ancient cities in Greek and Latin literature, Roman history of the Alpine area, women and gender studies in antiquity and ancient historiography. She recently co-edited the volumes Herodot und das Persische Weltreich – Herodotus and the Persian Empire (2011) and Im Dialog mit der Antike. Die Innsbrucker Sammlung stadtrömischer Inschriften. Ein Sparkling Science Projekt (2012).

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