Anne-Isabelle Richard

Anne-Isabelle Richard’s research interests are European and world history from a transnational and transimperial perspective. She focuses on political, economic, cultural and intellectual links between ideas of European, imperial, regional and global construction and belonging from the late nineteenth century onward. Her current project, entitled ‘Eurafrica. African perspectives, 1917-1970s’ is funded by an NWO Veni grant (2017-2022). Richard is co-editor-in-chief of the journal Itinerario (Cambridge University Press) and part of the editorial board of the Revue Monde(s) (Presses Universitaires de Rennes). Conceptually she is interested in themes such as transnationalism, civil society, empire, decolonisation, regionalism and regionalisation.

She has a PhD in History from Cambridge University and an MA in History and an LL.M. from Leiden University. She has also studied at the University of Edinburgh, at University College London, and at Yale University as a Fulbright Scholar. Previously, she was a Max Weber postdoctoral fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy and held a NWO Rubicon research grant at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. She currently holds a NWO Veni grant at Leiden University. More information can be found on her Leiden University profile page.