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Prof. Dr. Kiran Klaus Patel

Prof. Dr. Kiran Klaus Patel

Chair of Modern History


Postal address:

Historisches Seminar
Lehrstuhl Patel
Postfach 105
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München

Visitor address:

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Lehrstuhl Patel
Schellingstraße 12


K 135


+49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 5581


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Kiran Klaus Patel holds the Chair of Modern History at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (LMU) and is Director of Project House Europe. Before joining LMU, he held chairs at Maastricht University in the Netherlands (2011-2019) and the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (2007-2011), and an assistant professorship at Humboldt University in Berlin (2002-2007). He has been (inter alia) a visiting fellow/professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales in Paris, the Free University of Berlin, Freiburg University, Harvard University, the London School of Economics, Sciences Po in Paris and the University of Oxford. His teaching and research focuses on issues of European and US American history. Comparative, transnational, and global approaches feature prominently in his work.

Key Publications

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  • Project Europe: A History, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020 (German: Munich: Beck, 2018).
  • Nazism across Borders: The Social Policies of the Third Reich and their Global Appeal, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018 (ed. with Sandrine Kott).
  • Special Issue: “Multiple Connections in European Cooperation: International Organizations, Policy Ideas, Practices and Transfers 1967–1992”, in: European Review of History 24,3 (2017), S. 337–483 (ed. with Wolfram Kaiser).
  • The New Deal: A Global History, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2016 (Italian: Einaudi, 2018).
  • The Historical Foundations of EU Competition Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013 (ed. with Heike Schweitzer).
  • European Integration and the Atlantic Community in the 1980s: Old Barriers, New Openings, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013 (ed. with Kenneth Weisbrode).
  • Europeanization in the Twentieth Century: Historical Approaches, New York: Palgrave, 2010 (ed. with Martin Conway).
  • Europäisierung wider Willen. Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland in der Agrarintegration der EWG, Munich: Oldenbourg Verlag, 2009.
  • The United States and Germany during the 20th Century: Competition and Convergence, Cambridge: Cambridge Univesity Press, 2010 (ed. with Christof Mauch) (German: Pantheon, 2008).
  • „Soldiers of Labor: Labor Service in Nazi Germany and New Deal America, 1933–1945, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005 (German: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2003).

Ongoing Research Projects