PD Dr. Eva Bischoff

Eva Bischoff studied Medial and Modern History, Politics, and Philosophy at the University of Cologne. She obtained her doctorate at the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich in February 2009. Her thesis examined the intersection of colonial and metropolitan discourses in constructing bourgeois-white, hegemonic masculinity and was published with transcript in Bielefeld (“Kannibale-Werden. Eine postkoloniale Geschichte deutscher Männlichkeit um 1900”). In April 2018, she received the Venia Legendi in Modern and Contemporary History from the University of Trier. Her second thesis (“Habilitation”) reconstructs the ambiguous role Quakers played in the process of settler colonialism in nineteenth-century Australia. The key question of the study is: How did Quakers, considering their pacifism and involvement in humanitarian projects, negotiate the violence of the frontier? The resulting monograph, “Benevolent Colonizers in Nineteenth-Century Australia: Quaker Lives and Ideals” was published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2020.

She has extensive research and teaching experience: Between 2005 and 2010, she taught at the University of Cologne and at the Universities of Bonn and Münster in North American History and Postcolonial Studies. From April 2010 to September 2011, she worked as a Lecturer at the Department of North American History of the John-F.-Kennedy Institute at the Freie Universität Berlin, and as a Postdoc Researcher at the DFG Research Center on “Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood” (SFB 700). Since October 2011, she works at the University of Trier where she teaches classes on Global History, British as well as German Imperial History, and Gender History.


Functions and Memberships

AHA: Australian Historical Association
AKHF: Arbeitskreis Historische Friedens- und Konfliktforschung e.V.
CAIA: Research Centre Colonialism and Its Aftermath, University of Tasmania
CePoG: Centrum für Postcolonial und Gender Studies der Universität Trier
DAB: Deutscher Akademikerinnenbund e.V.
DGfA/GAAS: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien/ German Association for American Studies
FZE: Forschungszentrum Europa der Universität Trier
GASt: Gesellschaft für Australienstudien/ Association for Australian Studies
IRTG Diversity: Mediating Difference in Transcultural Spaces der Universität Trier, der Universität des Saarlandes und der Université de Montréal
TRANSMARE: Trierer Instituts zur Erforschung des Transfers von Menschen, Gütern und Ideen von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart
VHD: Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands e.V.
AG Weltregionale und Globale Geschichte des VHD
AG Internationale Geschichte des VHD


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List of Publications