In the media:
Auf Mission in Beirut (im Gespräch mit Nadja Danilenko), in: Tell me a history / Erzähl mir eine Geschichte (Podcast), published on 13 May 2023
Mohamad El Chamaa: Where did Lebanon’s Christmas trees come from?, in: L’Orient Today, 23 December 2022
Gesa Coordes, Vegetarier im Unabhängigkeitskampf, in: DUZ. Magazin für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft, no. 3/2022, 18 March 2022, pp. 34–36
Julia Hauser: Geschichte(n) für alle. Solidarität, Demokratie und Geschichtsunterricht in einer pluralen Gesellschaft, in: HALA. Magazin für gesellschaftliches und interkulturelles Engagement, no. 12/2020, December 2020, p. 7
Julia Hauser: Out of the Ivory Tower: Broadening Global History in Germany, in: TRAFO. Blog for Transregional Research, 1 April 2021
Hanan Badr, Julia Hauser & Jenny Oesterle: Vor Dinosauriern wird gewarnt! Warum die Geisteswissenschaften systemrelevant sind – und was sie jetzt brauchen, in: DIE ZEIT, no. 37/2020, 3 September 2020, p. 35
Julia Hauser: Demaskiert: Covid-19 und die kulturelle Dimension der Debatten um die Maskenpflicht / Unmasked: Covid-19 and the Cultural Dimensions of the Debate on Mandatory Face Masks, in: Geschichte der Gegenwart, 8 April 2020
|Julia Hauser is a non-salaried senior lecturer (Privatdozentin) at the University of Kassel. In February 2022, she received the lecturing diploma (Habilitation) in Modern and Contemporary History. From 2014 to 2021, she was an Associate Professor of Global History and the History of Globalization Processes at the University of Kassel, Germany after obtaining her PhD from the University of Göttingen in 2012. She teaches classes on the entangled history of Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as well as on the history of globalization.
Her research interests include the history of cultural entanglements with regards to knowledge, food, religion, and gender. In her first book, she looked at German entanglements with the Ottoman Empire, examining the work of female Protestant missionaries in Beirut. Her second book, under contract with Columbia University Press, investigates debates on vegetarianism between Germany, Britain, South Asia, and the United States. At present she is working on an illustrated global history of the plague with artist Sarnath Banerjee.
Her work, which takes her to libraries and archives in Germany, Lebanon, India, Britain, France, and the United States, has been supported by grants from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Gerda Henkel Foundation, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the Deutsche Morgenländische Gemeinschaft and the Max Weber Foundation. During a research trip to India in 2017, she was affiliated with the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata. In 2022, she was a senior research fellow at ICAS:MP, Delhi. Julia Hauser is also an alumna of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA).
Fields of Expertise
Global History (19th and 20th century)
Entangled history of Germany and the Ottoman Empire
Entangled history of Europe and South Asia (19th and 20th century)
History of gender and the body
History of missions and colonialism
History of food
German Religious Women in Late Ottoman Beirut. Competing Missions. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2015.
“Internationalism and Nationalism. Indian actors at the Fifteenth World Vegetarian Congress (1957)”. South Asia. Journal for South Asian Studies (44/1, 2021, pp. 152–166).
With Bilal Orfali and Kirill Dmitriev, eds., Insatiable Appetite: Food as a Cultural Signifier. Perspectives on the Middle East and Beyond. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2020.
With Christine B. Lindner and Esther Möller, eds., Entangled Education. Foreign and Local Schools in Ottoman Syria and Mandate Lebanon (19th—20th Centuries), Beiruter Texte und Studien; 137 (Würzburg: Ergon, 2016).