Mag. Dr. Eric Burton

Department of Contemporary History, University of Innsbruck

Eric Burton is a historian with a background in African Studies, Development Studies and Cultural and Social Anthropology. Since 2019 he has been Assistant Professor of Global History at the Institute of Contemporary History at the University of Innsbruck. From 2014 to 2016 he was a researcher in the FWF project "Posted Experts of Development Aid and Socialist Aid in Times of System Competition" and wrote his dissertation on Tanzania's "African Socialism" and relations with East Germany and West Germany. 2017-2018 visiting researcher at the University of Leipzig on the topic of African educational mobility under an EEGA fellowship. 2018-2019 Associate Researcher in the AHRC project "Socialism goes global" at the University of Exeter. Ongoing research on the transnational mobility of liberation movements and Dar es Salaam, Cairo and Accra as African hubs of decolonisation.