Stefan Esselborn

Dr. phil.

Research Associate


Since march 2016: Technical University Munich (TUM), Research Associate, Subject Area History of Technology. Special focus on the project „Evidenzpraktiken technischer Sicherheit“ (“Practicing evidence/evidencing practice in the field of technical safety”)

2014-2015: Leibniz Institute for European History (IEG), Mainz, visiting doctoral scholarship

2010-2015: Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), Munich, Dr. phil. in Contemporary History. Dissertation: „Übersetzer Afrikas. Das Internationale Afrikainstitut (IIALC/IAI) und die Praxis afrikanistischer Expertise, 1926-1976“ („Translators of Africa. The International African Institute (IIALC/IAI) and the practice of Africanist expertise, 1926-1976”); supported by Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and LMU

2009-2010: Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC), Research Associate

2004-2005: Université Paris IV – La Sorbonne, Paris, Licence en Histoire

2002-2008: Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), Munich, Magister Artium (M.A.) in Modern and Contemporary History, Political Science, Social and Economic History


Tech Histories Alive TUM Emeriti of Excellence - Contemporary witnesses of the history of science and technology

Risk in Society: Perspectives from the Social Science and Humanities