Viktor Stoll

PhD Candidate

Viktor's research examines the nexus of colonial administration and development, international anthropology and imperial rivalry, particularly in Africa and the Asia-Pacific during the Interwar Period. He received his M.A. in Modern History (with Distinction) from King's College London and a B.A. in History from the University of Missouri (summa cum laude).

- Transimperial and transnational networks of power-knowledge

- Colonial and modern development in the Global South

- Scientific Internationalism

- Panel Chair, “Uses and Abuses of Expertise” Panel, Legacies of Colonialism in East Central Europe: Race, Scholarship and Politics, 12th Annual WeberWorldCafé, hosted by the Max Weber Stiftung and Forum Transregionale Studien, Hamburg, Germany, 15 October 2019.

- "The Imperialism of Ethnological Expropriation in the Interwar Pacific", Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, 31 August 2018.

- "Making Richard Thurnwald: Applied Ethnologie in Habsburg Bosnia, 1896-1898", Histories of Anthropology: Transforming Knowledge and Power (1870-1970), University of Cambridge, 18-19 September 2017.


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Articles & Essays

- “‘Social Scientist par excellence’: The Life and Work of Richard Thurnwald”, in Bérose - Encyclopédie internationale des histoires de l'anthropologie (Paris, 2020).

- "'Quite Unimportant': Franco-Australian Settler Antagonism and British Imperial Policy in the Southwestern Pacific, 1870-1906", The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, Vol. XV, Is. 9, No. 4 (April 2017), p. 1-14.

Book Reviews and Review Essays (Selected)

- Review of "Oceanic Histories", (eds.) David Armitage, Alison Bashford, and Sujit Sivasundaram, Journal of Pacific History, Vol. 54, No. 1 (February, 2019).

- Review of "Britain, China, and Colonial Australia", by Benjamin Mountford, Journal of Pacific History, Vol. 53, No. 1 (April, 2018).

- Review of "Exile in Colonial Asia: Kings, Convicts, Commemoration", (ed.) Ronit Ricci, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. 27, No. 2 (April 2017).

- Review Essay of "Navigating the Spanish Lake: The Pacific in the Iberian World, 1521-1898", by Rainer Buschmann, Edward Slack and James Tueller, and "Iberian Visions of the Pacific Ocean, 1507-1899", by Rainer Buschmann, Journal of World History, Vol. 26, No. 4 (2015).

- Review of "Bonded Labour and Debt in the Indian Ocean World", (eds.) Gwynn Campbell and Allessandro Stanziani, Journal of Global History, Vol. IX, No. 3 (November, 2014).