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Roots of Contemporary Issues

Matthew Unangst

Matthew Unangst is a historian of modern Germany and East Africa. He completed his Ph.D. from Temple University in 2015 and is a postdoctoral teaching fellow in the Roots of Contemporary Issues Program at Washington State University. Dr. Unangst’s current manuscript project, The Geography of Empire: German Colonialism, Race, and Space in East Africa, 1884-1905, explores the ways in which German, African, and Arab ideas about East African spaces and their relationship to their inhabitants shaped ideas about race, governance, and world history. Elements of that project have been published in Colloquia Germanica. His research interests are in the intellectual history of empire and the history of geography, as well as in German and African intellectual history.

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