Nina Schneider (Associate)

AssociateDr Nina Schneider


Research Profile:

•    Critical History of Human and Social Rights in global-local perspective
•    History of Child Labour Disputes (18.-21. ct.)
•    Propaganda, Dictatorship and Violence in Cold War Latin America and its Reckonings
•    History of “Race Theory” and Racism, Visual Regimes of (forced) Migration
•    Combining multiple approaches: Global History, Social History, Political History, Cultural History, Oral History, Public History, Media History, Biographies

Further Activities:

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS), Genf (2023~)
  • Project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) (2020-2026): ‘Child Labour Opponents in the Americas and their Campaigns in Global Perspective, 1888-1938’

Research Positions:

since 01/2021 Assistant Professor, History Department, University of Duisburg-Essen
11/2018-01/2024 Research Group Leader, Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (GCR21), University of Duisburg-Essen
10/2015-12/2018 Research Coordinator and Senior Research Fellow, Global South Studies Center (GSSC), University of Cologne
02/2015-10/2015 Visiting Scholar, University of Brasília, Brazil
02/2013-01/2015 Marie Curie Postdoc Fellow, Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz
08/2012-01/2013 Visiting Scholar, Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR), Columbia University, New York
03/2009-04/2012 Research Assistant, Open University of Germany, Hagen
11/2007-05/2008 Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), University of Essex

Selected Publications:

(2022) ‘Florence Kelley’s Struggle against Child Labour: Revisiting the Obstacles’, Gender: Zeitschrift für Geschlecht, Kultur und Gesellschaft vol. 3: 135-149.

(2022) ‘Inspectora de fábricas de mujeres y redactora de la primera ley contra el trabajo infantil en Argentina: Una historia enredada y feminista de Gabriela Laperrière de Coni (1866-1907)’, In: Sarah Albiez-Wieck, Silke Hensel, Holger Meding, Katharina Schembs, Género en Latin Amérca (Frankfurt/Madrid: Vervuert), 147-67.

Hg. (2019) The Brazilian National Truth Commission: Local, National and Global Perspectives (Oxford and New York: Berghahn).

(2019) ‘Origins of Child Rights Governance: The example of early Child Labour Legislation in the United States and Brazil’, Childhood: A Journal of Global Child Research, vol. 26, no. 3: 289-303.

Mit Rebecca Atencio (2016) ‘Reckoning with Dictatorship in Brazil: The Double-Edged Role of cultural-artistic Production’, Latin American Perspectives, vol. 43, no. 5: 12-28.

(2014) Brazilian Propaganda: Legitimizing an Authoritarian Regime (Gainesville: University Press of Florida).  Zweite Auflage als Taschenbuchausgabe mit neuem Vorwort erschienen im Mai 2019