Dr. Ian William Merkel | Chercheur associé

Ancien Membre
Mobilités, Migrations, Recomposition des espaces
Centre Marc Bloch, Friedrichstraße 191, D-10117 Berlin
Email: ian.merkel  ( at )  cmb.hu-berlin.de Tél: +49(0) 30 / 20 93 70700

Institution principale : Freie Universität Berlin | Position : Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut | Discipline : Histoire , Anthropologie , Ethnologie européenne , Histoire moderne , Histoire des sciences , Sociologie , Histoire culturelle |


Ian Merkel received his Ph.D. in cotutelle between New York University and the University of São Paulo and has taught at Cornell University, the University of Miami, the University of Turin, and Leipzig University. He is currently based at the Freie Universität Berlin's program for Global History. His work in intellectual history examines exchange across Latin America and European empires with an emphasis on the emergence of the social sciences. His first book, Terms of Exchange: Brazilian Intellectuals and the French Social Sciences was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2022.


Terms of Exchange: Brazilian Intellectuals and the French Social Sciences. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, May 2022. https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/T/bo151028825.html

“Brazilian Race Relations, French Social Scientists, and African Decolonization: A Transatlantic History of the Idea of Miscegenation,” Modern Intellectual History 17, no. 3 (2020): 801-832.

“Fernand Braudel and the Empire of French Social Science: Newly Translated Sources from the 1930s,” French Historical Studies 40, no. 1 (February 2017): 129-160.