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Stefan Tetzlaff, M.A.


Stefan Tetzlaff joined CeMIS in January 2010. His doctoral research in historical social sciences focuses on various technological, social, economic, political and cultural influences, contexts and changes coming along with an increase in automobile traffic in 20th century India. He is research associate in the DFG-funded research project "The Motorisation of the 'Mufassil': Automobile Traffic and Social Change in Rural North India, c. 1925-1970", in the context of which he has done extensive archival and field research in India and Britain.

Before coming to Göttingen, Stefan studied History and Society of South Asia, Political Science and Comparative Literature at Humboldt University and Free University Berlin between 2003-09 and History, Political Science and Sociology at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi in 2007-08. His Master's thesis focussed on processes of migration and exchange between British India and the Persian Gulf Region during the late 19th and early 20th century.

Research interests

  • geographically/periodically: India/South Asia, Indian Ocean and British Empire in the 19th and 20th century

  • disciplinary/thematically: Historical Social Science with special attention to Labour Markets and Migration; War and Conflict; Mobility, Transport and Technology; Commodities and Consumption; Business and Trade; State Formation and Political Participation


Ongoing/Future Research

Stefan Tetzlaff

Stefan Tetzlaff
Doctoral Student and Research Associate
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