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Professor of History and Associate Dean for International Academic Programs and Services, Stony Brook University, New York

Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow - Class of Fall 2013


Wolf Schäfer is Professor of History and Associate Dean of International Academic Programs at Stony Brook University. Educated at the universities of Marburg, Bonn, King’s College London, Munich, and Bremen (PhD, 1983), he was first a research associate at the Max-Planck-Institute in Starnberg and became professor at the Fachhochschule Darmstadt in the 1980s. After moving to the United States, in 1989, to join Stony Brook’s History Department, he pioneered global history as an alternative to world history and founded the Center for Global & Local History (home of the Long Island History Journal), which he continues to oversee, as well as the Stony Brook Institute for Global Studies and its publication, Globality Studies Journal, of which he has remained editor. Schäfer is the author of over eighty articles and nine books. His book Toward Pangaea II: Connected Essays on Global History was published by SUNY Press in 2014.