Javier Francisco

Javier Francisco

Postdoctoral Fellow, WIGH 2022-2023
PhD, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
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Javier Francisco is a historian for European imperial history and its socio-ecological repercussions. Among his research interests are: the ecological impact of land-use, historical biodiversity assessment (terrestrial and maritime), global processes of transfer of knowledge, indigenous and local agency, imperial conflicts and social transformations. Additionally, his inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation includes projects related to post-imperial power asymmetries, ecological legacies and sustainability. His cooperation partners worked for the GiZ (development cooperation agency), Fraunhofer Institut and ScientistForFuture. His academic career stages include: the University of Tübingen (master’s degree), the Freie Universität Berlin (PhD), Columbia University and Colegio de México (Visiting Scholar), the Max-Weber Kolleg in Erfurt and the University of Freiburg. He has conducted archival work in Buenos Aires, Paris, Sevilla, Den Haag and Vatican City. In his spare time, he likes sports (volleyball, badminton), jazz, fantasy, science-fiction (Star Trek, Asimov, The Expanse), animals and social gatherings.