Sandrine Kott

Professor of Modern European History at the University of Geneva

Sandrine is a full professor of Modern European History at the University of Geneva. Her main fields of expertise are the history of social welfare and labour in France and Germany since the end of the nineteenth century, and labour (and power) relations in those countries of real socialism, in particular in the German Democratic Republic. In Geneva she has developed the transnational and global dimensions of each of her fields of expertise by taking advantage of the archives and resources of international organisations and particularly of the International Labor Organization. Sandrine has published over 90 articles in French, German and American journals and collective volumes; published 7 monographs and edited several collected volumes and journal special issues.

In 2009 Sandrine initiated the History of International Organizations Network, a collaborative online research platform and seminar series. She is currently involved in the following research projects:

  • Competing Social and Economic Modernities during the Cold War, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (2014-2018).
  • Fascist Internationalism. Negotiating Nazi Social Policies during the 1930s and the 1940s, funded by the German Ministry of Labour (2013-2018).
  • Together with Cyrus Schayegh, Exploring Eastern Europe and Middle Eastern Relations in the late 19th to late 20th centuries, co-funded by the University of Geneva and Princeton University (2017-2018).
  • Together with Glenda Sluga, International Organisations as Sites of International Memory, co-funded by the University of Geneva and the University of Sydney (2017-2019).