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First Name
Corinne A.
Last Name
University of Geneva, Switzerland
Website URL
history of international organizations, latin american history, history of food policy, history of development, league of nations, pan-americanism,
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About Me
Recent Publications


  • Corinne A. Pernet, “The FAO from below and from the field: The nutrition officer Emma Reh in Central America,” International History Review, 2018.
  • Corinne A. Pernet & Amalia Ribi Forclaz, “Revisiting the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): International Histories of Agriculture, Nutrition,and Development,” The International History Review, 2018, DOI: 10.1080/07075332.2018.1460386
  • Corinne A. Pernet and Christiane Berth, “Introducción: Desarrollo en Centroamérica: Modelos, Debates, Prácticas e Imaginarios,” in Mesoamérica, 57 (2015, but appeared 2017), p. 63-68.
  • Corinne A. Pernet and Christiane Berth, „Wissenstransfer, Experten und ihre Handlungsspielräume am Instituto de Nutrición de Centro América y Panamá (INCAP), 1961-1982,“ in Geschichte und Gesellschaft, 41:4 (2015), p. 613-648.
  • Corinne A. Pernet, “L’UNICEF et la lutte contre la malnutrition en Amérique centrale, entre coopérations et concurrences,” Relations Internationales (ed. Yves Denéchère and Joëlle Droux), n°161, (Spring 2015), p. 27-42.
  • —, “Pela cultura genuína das Américas: Folclore musical e política cultural do Pan-americanismo, 1933-1950,” in Revista Brasileira da Música, 27:1 (2014) Edição Comemorativa 80 años, 19-51. (authorized translation, lead article in the commemorative RBM issue)
  • —, “Twists, Turns, and Dead Alleys: The League of Nations and Intellectual Cooperation in Times of War,” in Journal of Modern European History, 12:3 (2014), p. 342-358.
  • —, “Zwischen·Regionalkompetenz·und·Global oder·Verflechtungsgeschichte: ·Lateinamerikanische·Geschichte·in·der·Schweiz,” in Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Geschichte 64:2 (2014), p. 263-278.
  • — with Enzo Nussio, “The Securitization Move that Failed: Food Security in Colombia, 1990-2010,” in Journal of Latin American Studies, 45:4 (November 2013), p. 641-668.
  • —, “Die Grenzen der «global governance» Der soziale Friede und das Thema Alkoholismus in Völkerbund und Internationaler Arbeitsorganisation,” Traverse – Zeitschrift für Geschichte, 2 (2013), p. 98-108.

Book chapters

  • —, “Feeding Children in Cold War Central America: UNICEF, USAID and the Necessity of Development” in James H. Shrader and Anita Bradford (ed.), Little Nations: Childhood, Family, and the State in Cold War Latin America (in preparation).
  • Corinne A. Pernet and Isabella Löhr, “Seltsam, weiblich, aus bescheidenem Haus: Gabriela Mistral und die Herausforderungen eines kosmopolitischen Lebens,» in Isabella Löhr and Bernhard Gissibl (ed.), Bernhard Gissibl/Isabella Löhr (Hg). Bessere Welten: Kosmopolitismus in den Geschichtswissenschaften, Campus, 2017, p. 253-279.
  • Corinne A. Pernet, “‘In the Spirit of Harmony‘? The Politics of (Latin American) History at the League of Nations,“ in Alan McPherson and Yannick Wehrli, eds., Beyond Geopolitics: Latin America at the League of Nations,  University of New Mexico Press, 2015, p. 135-153.
  • Corinne A. Pernet and Martin Müller, “BRIC Foundations: New Kids on the Block and the Implications for Transcultural Communication,” in Yvette Sánchez and Claudia Franziska Brühwiler (eds.) Transculturalism and Business in the BRIC States: A Handbook, Gower Ashgate, 2015, p. 131-150.
  • Corinne A. Pernet, “Between Entanglements and Dependencies: Food, Nutrition, and National Development at the Central American Institute of Nutrition (INCAP),” In Sönke Kunkel, Corinna Unger und Marc Frey, eds., International Organizations and Development, 1945-1990, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, p.101-125.
  • Corinne A. Pernet, “Developing Nutritional Standards and Food Policy: Latin American Reformers between the ILO, the League of Nations Health Organization, and the Pan-American Sanitary Bureau,” in Sandrine Kott and Joëlle Droux (eds.), Globalizing Social Rights: The International Labour Organization and Beyond, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, p. 249-261.
  • —, “Shifting Position to the Global South: Latin America’s Initiatives in the Early Years at the United Nations,” in Claude Auroi and Aline Helg, (eds.), Images of Latin America, 1810-2010: Legacies and Dreams. London, Imperial College Press, 2011, p. 83-99.
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Latin America
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Diplomacy, Gender, Politics, World War II