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New Texts Out Now: Valeska Huber, Channelling Mobilities: Migration and Globalisation in the Suez Canal Region and Beyond

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Valeska Huber, Channelling Mobilities: Migration and Globalisation in the Suez Canal Region and Beyond. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Valeska Huber (VH): The origins of this book lie in my general interest in the history of mobility, particularly as it connects to justice and equality. Does globalization—in the present day or historically—mean that everyone can move at an ever-quicker pace? I wanted ...

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Valeska Huber

 

Valeska Huber is a Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute London. She studied history and political science at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and at the University of Cambridge. After undertaking archival research in Britain, France, and Egypt, she spent a year as Visiting Fellow at Harvard University working on her doctoral dissertation on the history of mobility and acceleration in the Suez Canal Region (1869-1914). Her main fields of interests are colonial and global history, with a focus on the Middle East, the history of mobility and migration and spatial approaches in history, particularly urban and maritime history. She is currently engaged in a research project on globalization and mass education in the twentieth century. She is the author of Channelling Mobilities: Migration and Globalisation in the Suez Canal Region and Beyond (Cambridge and New York, 2013).