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Moritz Peter Herrmann

Historian and Postdoctoral Researcher at Universität Trier


Moritz Peter Herrmann holds an Erstes Staatsexamen LaG (equivalent of a Master's degree) in History and German Language and Literature from Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz. He earned his Ph.D. in modern history, also from JGU Mainz, with a thesis on the memory of the Quilombo dos Palmares, an early modern resistance to plantation slavery in colonial Brazil.

Moritz Herrmann's research interests encompass topics such as slavery, racism, and anti-racism, colonialism, culture and politics of memory, labour and social movements. His research is characterized by a global perspective and a particular regional focus on Brazil.

Currently, Moritz Herrmann holds a position as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Trier, where he is a contributor to the GloVib project, which explores the global and Ibero-American entanglements of racial discourse in Germany. His ongoing research project focuses on the Rehoboth Basters in present-day Namibia and their role in shaping the global discourse on miscegenation during the early 20th century through their interactions with the German colonial government.

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Moritz P. Herrmann

Universität Trier
Fachbereich III - Neuere Geschichte
Universitätsring 15
54296 Trier