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Gesa Coordes, Vegetarier im Unabhängigkeitskampf, in: DUZ. Magazin für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft, no. 3/2022, 18 March 2022, pp. 34–36

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, to be published with Columbia University Press in November 2023, investigates debates on vegetarianism between Germany, Britain, South Asia, and the United States. Another book project of hers about to appear is an illustrated global history of the plague with artist Sarnath Banerjee under contract with Harper Collins India.

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

Visual history

Key Publications

Forthcoming: A Taste for Purity. An Entangled History of Vegetarianism. New York: Columbia University Press, 2023.

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).