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Université de Paris
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Post-national History of colonialism and imperialism, connected history, global history, transnational history, transatlantic history, cultural/knowledge transfer, migration studies, imperialism and colonialism, Europe and South Atlantic
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About Me

Isabelle Rispler is an associated researcher at the laboratory “Identities, Cultures, Territories” (ICT) at the Université de Paris. She holds a doctorate (2017) in Transatlantic History from the University of Texas at Arlington and the Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (joint degree under a cotutelle agreement) and a master’s degree (2010) from the Université Paris Diderot. Her dissertation is entitled “‘Lands of the Future:’ German-speaking Identity, Networks, and Territoriality in the South Atlantic, 1820-1930.” At UT Arlington, she taught United States History in a global perspective. She received various fellowships and awards from UT Arlington, the Université Paris Diderot and the Centre interdisciplinaire des études sur l’Allemagne. She co-founded and edited the Journal in Transatlantic History Traversea (2011). Archival work brought her to Buenos Aires, Windhoek, Berlin, Wuppertal, Nantes, and London. She has presented her research at conferences in Germany, France, the United States, El Salvador, and Australia.

Recent Publications

Articles, Essays and Book Chapters:

“Quelques réflexions pour un débat sur les germanophones sud-atlantiques au XIXe siècle: pratique coloniale et histoire connectée.” In Amérique latine globale: Histoire connectée, globale et internationale, edited by Daniel Emilio Rojas. Paris: Harmattan, 2017.

“Negotiating ‘German-ness’ within the Transatlantic Space: The German-Argentine Community of Buenos Aires,” RITA 6 (2013).

(with Bryan A. Garrett) “Introduction: Mirrored Sea – Reflective Glance.” Traversea 3 (2013): 1–3.

(with Kristen D. Burton) “Introduction: New Approaches and Perspectives on Transatlantic History.” Traversea 2 (2012): 1–3.

(with Kristen D. Burton) “Introduction: What is Transatlantic History?” Traversea 1 (2011): 1-4.

Conference Reports:

(with Bryan A. Garrett and Cory Wells) “16th Annual International Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic History. 17.09.2015-19.09.2015, Arlington, Texas.” H-Soz-U-Kult, 2016.

(with Bryan A. Garrett and Nicole Léopoldie) “14th Annual International Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic History. 25.10.2013-26.10.2013, Arlington, Texas.” H-Soz-U-Kult, 2014.

“The European Imagination of the Americas.” H-Soz-u-Kult, 2010.


(with Karen Beasley, Lana Rings and Jacqueline Zeledon) Lingelbach, Gabriele. “Intercultural Transfer and Comparative History: The Benefits and Limits of Two Approaches.” Traversea 1 (2011): 46-59.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
South Atlantic, transatlantic, Global North
Expertise by Geography
Africa, Atlantic, France, Germany, Latin America, North America, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
5, 8
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Migration & Immigration, Race