FP (Felix) Meier Zu Selhausen

FP (Felix) Meier Zu Selhausen

Post Doc

I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Rural and Environmental History at Wageningen University on a project that reconstructs and studies African trade (relations) over the entire 19th and 20th century. I obtained my PhD from Utrecht University in 2015.

My research intersects economic history, development economics and demography. My research agenda is at the interface of rural-urban relations in the global south in the 19th and 20th century, with a clear micro-level analysis approach, but also zooming out to the macro-level. My work on historical development, links the fields of economic and social history, colonial history, medical history, sociology and economic geography. I am a specialist in employing historical data, from a wide range of local sources, to analyse living standards, gender, health and the effects of religion on local populations.

In 2016 I was awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (£240,000) for the research project "Conversion out of Poverty? Exploring the Origins and Long-term Consequences of Christian Missionary Activities in Africa", hosted by the Economics Department, University of Sussex.

I have taught courses in global economic history, African economic history, microfinance and development economics at Wageningen University (NL), University of Sussex (UK), African School of Economics (Benin) and Mountains of the Moon University (Uganda).

Visit my personal website.

I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Rural and Environmental History at Wageningen University on a project that reconstructs and studies African trade (relations) over the entire 19th and 20th century. I obtained my PhD from Utrecht University in 2015.

My research intersects economic history, development economics and demography. My research agenda is at the interface of rural-urban relations in the global south in the 19th and 20th century, with a clear micro-level analysis approach, but also zooming out to the macro-level. My work on historical development, links the fields of economic and social history, colonial history, medical history, sociology and economic geography. I am a specialist in employing historical data, from a wide range of local sources, to analyse living standards, gender, health and the effects of religion on local populations.

In 2016 I was awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (£240,000) for the research project "Conversion out of Poverty? Exploring the Origins and Long-term Consequences of Christian Missionary Activities in Africa", hosted by the Economics Department, University of Sussex.

I have taught courses in global economic history, African economic history, microfinance and development economics at Wageningen University (NL), University of Sussex (UK), African School of Economics (Benin) and Mountains of the Moon University (Uganda).

Visit my personal website.