My work focuses on the comparative history of German colonialism in Tanzania and Namibia. I am particularly interested in charting the ways Africans and Germans navigated the end of German colonial rule.
Before coming to Princeton, I received a B.A. in Modern History and Anthropology from Freiburg University, Germany, and spent an academic exchange year at Durham University, England. I also hold an M.A. in Global History from Free University and Humboldt University Berlin.
Alexander de Juan, Fabian Krautwald, Jan Pierskalla, "Constructing the State: Macro Strategies, Micro Incentives, and the Creation of Police Forces in Colonial Namibia," Politics & Society, Vol. 45, No. 2 (2017), 269-299.
Fabian Krautwald, Review of Postcolonial Germany. Memories of Empire in a Decolonized Nation, Oxford 2014 by Britta Schilling, in H-Soz-Kult, September 3, .2014, <www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/rezbuecher-23166>.