Welcome to my website! I am a historian interested in capitalism, currently a Swiss National Science Foundation Visiting Scholar at the Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at The New School for Social Research in New York.
This website presents my publications on the history of employers’ and business associations, strikes, social policy and on a transnational history of Switzerland. You can access most of my work for free, but please get in touch should you have no access to something you might be interested in reading.
Thanks to the support of the SNSF, I will not be teaching from February 2019 to August 2020, and will focus on writing, together with Thomas David, my second book, ‘Businessmen of the World, Unite!’ The International Chamber of Commerce and the Rise of Global Capitalism in the Twentieth Century. During Spring term 2020, I will present my work in the following conferences and workshops: « Business influence on policy formation in historical research: Methodological challenges, empirical solutions and ways forward« , Helsinki, 16-17 January (organized by Susanna Fellman and Maiju Wuokko); The Business History Conference, Charlotte, 12-14 March; The European Social Science History Conference, Leiden, 18-21 March ; the Conference of Europeanists, Reykjavik, June 22-24.
In August 2020, I will join the University of Lausanne as a permanent lecturer (Maître d’Enseignement et de Recherche) in international history.
I am one of the editors of traverse, a Swiss journal committed to critical and interdisciplinary historical scholarship, publishing yearly three thematic special issues with articles in German, French and English. Together with Tina Asmussen, I am responsible for the book reviews. You are welcome to contact us if you want to write book reviews for traverse.