Sandrine Kott

Professor of European Contemporary History

University of Geneva

Sandrine Kott is Professor of European Contemporary History at the University of Geneva. She has studied History in Paris (PhD in 1990, habilitation in 2001), the University of Bielefeld, (FRG), and Columbia (New-York). She has taught history as an Assistant Professor at the University of Poitiers (France) and been awarded junior fellow at the Institut universitaire de France in Paris (1997-2002).

She is a member of the Beirat of the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung (Potsdam/Berlin) and has been a visiting professor at the Humboldt-University (Berlin), the University of Santa Barbara (California) and the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris). She is member of the Academia Europeae (Academy of Europe).

She acts in the editorial board of the following journals: Genèses, sciences sociales et histoire, and Journal of Modern European History and Central European history. She has been the editor of a series: Europes Centrales by the “editions Belin,” Paris which has published 12 volumes. Her principal fields of expertise are the history of social welfare and labor law in France and Germany since the end of the nineteenth century and labor relations in those countries of real socialism, in particular in the German Democratic Republic. Kott has developed the transnational and global dimensions of each of her fields of expertise in utilizing the archives and resources of international organizations and particularly the International Labor Organization.

She has published over 80 articles in French, German and American journals and collective volumes, edited four volumes (in French, Polish, German and English) and published seven monographs.