Dr. Julia Moses

Family, marriage, Germany, empire, welfare
Dr. Julia Moses

Julia Moses is Reader in Modern History (Associate Professor) at the University of Sheffield (UK) and currently based at Göttingen’s Institute of Sociology as a Marie Curie Fellow. Her Marie Curie research project, “Marriage and Cultural Diversity in the German Empire”, has been generously funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 scheme. The project investigates dynamics of religious and cultural diversity in the German Empire in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by focusing on the legal and administrative treatment of marriage and the family. Julia’s work to date has focused on social problems and policy in modern Europe with a special focus on comparison, transnational connections and the global history of the welfare state. She has co-edited (with Michael Lobban) The Impact of Ideas on Legal Development (CUP, 2012) and theme issues in the Journal of Global History (‘Social Policy across Borders’, together with Martin Daunton) and Social Science History (‘Risk, Security and the Social in Twentieth-Century Europe’ with Eve Rosenhaft). Recently, she published her books The First Modern Risk: Workplace Accidents and the Origins of European Welfare States (Cambridge: CUP, 2018) and Marriage, Law and Modernity: Global Histories are (London: Bloomsbury, 2017). Beyond her current project on marriage in Germany, Julia is completing an intellectual biography of the British sociologist T. H. Marshall which situates his work within an imperial and global context. She is co-founder and co-chair of the Council for European Studies Political Economy and Welfare State Research Network based at Columbia University, as well as co-founder and co-chair of the Risk, Policy and Law research group and former co-director of the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies at the University of Sheffield.


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