Visiting Fellow (Remote), 2020-2021 Visiting Professor, Sciences Po, France
Ann-Sophie Schoepfel is a historian of international law, professor in history at Sciences Po Paris, and director of the seminar in global history and international law. She completed two PhDs at the University of Heidelberg and Lorraine University. Her first PhD, based on inedite sources, examined for the first time the Saigon war crimes trials in Indochina; the second reexamined the Tokyo Trial through the lens of colonialism, and re-creation of the liberal world order. Her research focuses on the history of international law, humanitarianism, migration and memory. It was awarded the Jean-Baptiste Duroselle Prize in history of international relations. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. At Harvard, she will complete her new monograph on the imperial origins of international law in the French empire and Global South.
Previously, Ann-Sophie has worked on Vietnamese migration across the Cold War landscapes of a divided Europe within the Balzan Prize research group 'Memory in the City' at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Konstanz, and later at the Leibniz Institute for European History in Mainz. She has been a member of the research group “Transcultural Justice” at Heidelberg, affiliated with Kyoto University and Holocaust Memorial in Washington D.C., as well as with the research program “Developing International Research and Education Program on the Asia-Pacific War History”, financed by the Japan Society for Promotion of Science. Additionally, she has evaluated the legal controversy at the ICJ about the ownership dispute between Cambodia and Thailand over the Preah Vihear temple.