Stephan Scheuzger is Research Professor of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) at the Department of History of the University of Bern in Switzerland, where he is currently directing the research project “The Global Production and Circulation of Knowledge of Punishment and Social Control: An Entangled History of Techniques of Confinement and Criminal Identification, c. 1830 – 1930”. He holds a PhD in History from the University of Bern and was habilitated by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. His research interests lie in the field of global history from the 19th to the 21st century, particularly in the areas of the history of human rights and dealing with the past, the history of social control and penal regimes, the history of ethnicity and cultural contacts, the history of Marxism and communism, the history of the relationship between countercultures and politics, and the theory and history of historiography.
He was researcher at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and Guest Lecturer at the Universidad Iberoamericana both in Mexico City, Assistant Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany or Guest Scholar at the University of Constance in Germany.
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