Patel, KK (Kiran Klaus)


Professor and Chair of European and Global History since September 2011. Jean Monnet Chair since 2014; Head of Department.


Before joining Maastricht University, I was a Joint Chair at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (2007-2011; Department of History and Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies) and an assistant professor at Humboldt University in Berlin (2002-2006). Inter alia, I have been a Kennedy Fellow at the Center for European Study at Harvard University, a visiting professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, the German Historical Institute London, the London School of Economics, Sciences Po Paris, as well as a senior visiting fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, the Free University in Berlin and the University of Oxford. Presently, I am also member of an international team of historians researching the history of the German Ministry of Labor during the Third Reich. Also see my latest book Projekt Europa. Eine kritische Geschichte as an analysis of European integration history.


At FASoS, I am presently the head of the Department of History (2011-2015, again since 2018). In 2016-2017, I served as the associate dean research.

I am a member of the editorial boards of Contemporary European History; Geschichte und Gesellschaft; the Journal of European Integration History; Monde(s): Histoire, Espaces, Relations; New Global Studies; Ventunesimo secolo and Docupedia Zeitgeschichte. I have supervised some 20 doctoral dissertations, at Humboldt University in Berlin, at the European University Institute in Florence, and at Maastricht University. My ongoing research projects focus on the history of European integration as well as on the history of the United States in the world.


Career History



Curriculum Vitae

Research Profile

Fields of Research

· History of European Integration and Cooperation

· U.S. History in a Global Perspective

· Comparative and Transnational History of the 20th Century

· German history of the 19th and 20th Centuries





Please find a complete list of publications here:

List of publications (pdf)


I teach both in the European Studies and the Arts and Culture Programmes, at the BA as well as at the MA level. Moreover, I supervise several PhD projects.

Additional roles & tasks

Professor of European and Global History

Jean Monnet Chair

Head of the Department of History