Dr Moritz Mihatsch

University Positions
Assistant Professor in World History
Specialising in
Global History

Moritz A. Mihatsch has researched, written and taught on a wide range of issues in global history with a particular focus on nationalism and sovereignty.

Academic interests

Moritz Mihatsch’s academic interests include:

  • History of nationalism
  • History of sovereignty
  • Twentieth century Sudanese history.

Degrees obtained

  • Licentiate, University of Zurich (Switzerland).
  • DPhil, Oxon.


Moritz A. Mihatsch is a global historian interested in nationalism, self-determination, and sovereignty. He has taught for many years at a variety of universities in the Middle East and North Africa.

At Cambridge, he is a member of the World History group, where he is teaching and supervising on a variety of old and new tripos papers.

He wrote his D.Phil. dissertation at the University of Oxford on political parties and the concept of nation in Sudan in the 1950s and 1960s. He is currently in process of completing a manuscript on the global history of sovereignty. His latest research focusses on decolonisation and epistemologies of global history at UNESCO.

Other interests

Graphic novels, technology, and travel.

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