Mag. Dr. Eric Burton
Assistant Professor

 Tel.: +43 512 507-44026 
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Education and Work Experience


Fields of Research and Teaching
  • Global history
  • East-South relations during the Cold War
  • African decolonisation and liberation movements
  • Socialisms and solidarities
  • History of development
  • African mobilities during the Cold War


Professional Services
Honors, Awards & Fellowships
  • Eastern Europe – Global Area (EEGA) Leibniz Science Campus guest researcher, University of Leipzig, 2017-2018
  • Grant for finalization of PhD dissertation, University of Vienna, 2017     
  • Merit grant, University of Vienna, 2012/13
  • Research grant for field work in Tanzania, University of Vienna, 2012
  • Merit grant, University of Vienna, 2011


  • European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH)
  • African Studies Association Germany (VAD)
  • Mattersburger Kreis für Entwicklungspolitik
  • Southern Africa Documentation and Cooperation Centre (SADOCC)


Selected Publications
  • Hubs of Decolonization. African Liberation Movements and Eastern Connections in Cairo, Accra and Dar es Salaam. In: Southern African Liberation Movements and the Global Cold War “East”: Transnational Activism 1960-1990. Edited by Lena Dallywater, Helder A. Fonseca and Chris Saunders. Berlin: De Gruyter, forthcoming.
  • Diverging Visions in Revolutionary Spaces: East German Advisers and Revolution from above in Zanzibar, 1964–1970. In: Between East and South: Spaces of Interaction in the Globalizing Economy of the Cold War. Edited by Anna Calori, Anne-Kristin Hartmetz, Bence Kocsev, James Mark and Jan Zofka. Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, forthcoming.
  • Solidarität und ihre Grenzen bei den Brigaden der Freundschaft der FDJ. In: Globales Engagement im Kalten Krieg, Edited by Frank Bösch, Caroline Moine and Stefanie Senger. Göttingen: Wallstein, 2018.
  • Navigating global socialism: Tanzanian students in and beyond East Germany. Cold War History (online first), 2018.
  • Journeys of education and struggle: African mobility in times of decolonization and the Cold War. Special Issue of Stichproben. Wiener Zeitschrift für kritische Afrikastudien 18, no. 34, 2018.
  • Socialisms in Development. Special Issue of Journal für Entwicklungspolitik 33, no. 3, 2017.




Research documentation

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