Dr. Margret Frenz

Margret Frenz


I am a global, transnational, and imperial historian, with a strong emphasis on comparative social and cultural perspectives. My interests are in how individuals experienced different social positions in colonial and post-colonial settings; how they remember their lives during and especially at the end of colonialism; and how these experiences can be related to the broader, structural history of empires, and of relationships between empires, and across nation-states.

Before joining the History Department at the University of Bayreuth as a Heisenberg-Fellow,  I held posts at the Universities of Oxford (Oxford Centre for Global History and St Cross College ), Leicester, Berlin, and Heidelberg. In 2015/16, I was a Fellow at the Institut d'Études Avancées de Nantes.