Dr. Michael A. Kozakowski
Instructor of Modern & Contemporary European History
Instructor of International Studies (joint appointment)
University of Colorado Denver
Department of History
Campus Box 182
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
Employment and Fellowship History
- Instructor of Modern & Contemporary European History and of International Studies (joint appointment since 2016) – University of Colorado Denver
- Instructor of Modern & Contemporary European History (2015 – present) – University of Colorado Denver
- Max Weber Fellow (2014 – 2015) – European University Institute, Florence
- Hanna Holborn Gray (Predoctoral) Fellow (2011-2013) - Mellon Foundation/University of Chicago
- Von Holst Prize Lecturer (2012) - University of Chicago
- Visiting (Predoctoral) Fellow (2010-2011) - Institut des Etudes Politiques-Paris (Sciences Po)
- Adjunct (Enseignant vacataire) (2010) - Institut des Etudes Politiques-Paris (Sciences Po)
- Teaching Assistant/Teaching Intern (2009-2010) - University of Chicago
- Social Sciences Divisional (Predoctoral) Fellow (2007-2010) - University of Chicago
- Healthcare Research Associate/Research Analyst/Senior Research Analyst (2005-2007) - The Advisory Board Company, Washington, DC
Education and Degrees Earned
- Ph.D. in History (August 2014) – University of Chicago
Dissertation: “From the Mediterranean to Europe: Migrants, the World of Work, and the Transformation of the French Mediterranean, 1945-1974.” Committee Members: Leora Auslander (chair), Tara Zahra, and Mauricio Tenorio
- M.A. in International History (December 2008) – University of Chicago
Thesis: "A Racial Guide to Greater France: Tourist Guidebooks, Race & French North Africa"
- B.S. in Foreign Service, International History Major (May 2005) – Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service – Graduated summa cum laude
- Visiting Student (September 2003 - June 2004) – St. Peter’s College, Oxford University
- “Making ‘Mediterranean Migrants’: Geopolitical Transitions, Migratory Policy, and French Conceptions of the Mediterranean in the 20th Century,” Cahiers de la Méditerranée, no. 89 (December 2014): 181-194.
- "Working towards Citizenship: Vocational Training for Algerian Migrants and the Tensions of Trans-Mediterranean Citizenship, 1945-74" (revise & resubmit)
- "The Clandestine Crisis: Migrant Labor in an Age of Deindustrialization" in The Emergence of a New Era? Industrial Decline and the Rise of the Service Sector since the 1970s, eds. Sebastian Voigt and Stefan Hördler (in preparation for submission)
Current Research Projects
- Migration and the Transformation of the Western Mediterranean: Economic Development, Decolonization, and European Integration, 1945-1975 (revised dissertation manuscript)
- “Mediterranean Migration and the Racial Imagination of the French Empire, 1830-1939”
- “Protecting the Nation’s Own, Abroad: Migrants, Welfare, and the Redefinition of the Spanish State, 1898-1939”
- Migration and Labor during Economic Crises: The "1970s" and the Present
Research Awards and Fellowships
- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Non-Tenure Track Professional Development Grant (2016) - University of Colorado Denver
- Max Weber Fellow (September 2014 – August 2015) – European University Institute, Florence
- Hanna Holborn Gray Fellow (2011-2013) – Mellon Foundation / University of Chicago
- Visiting Fellow (2010-2011) – Institut des Etudes Politiques-Paris (Sciences Po)
- Program for Cultural Cooperation between United States Universities and Spain’s Ministry of Culture, Dissertation Research Grant (2010) – Spain’s Ministry of Culture
- Cochrane and Sinkler Research Travel Grants (Summer 2010) – University of Chicago
- Kunstadter Research Travel Grant (Summer 2009) – University of Chicago
- Tinker Field Research Grant (Summer 2009) – Tinker Foundation
- Social Sciences Divisional Fellowship (2007-2010) – University of Chicago
Teaching and Service Awards and Distinctions
- Nominated for the CU Denver Faculty Assembly Recognition Award (2016)
- European University Institute Teaching Certificate (2015)
- Von Holst Prize Lectureship (2012) – University of Chicago for the course, “Transnational History of the Mediterranean since 1798”
Undergraduate-Level Courses Taught
- “Controversies in History: Historical Debates and Methods” – University of Colorado Denver
- “Controversies in History: Revolutions” - University of Colorado Denver
- “Foundations of International Studies” - University of Colorado Denver
- "Migration and Refugee Studies" - University of Colorado Denver
- “Transnational History of the Mediterranean since 1798” – Institut des Etudes Politiques-Paris (Sciences Po) and University of Chicago
- “The World at War, 1914-1945” – University of Colorado Denver
Undergraduate/Graduate-Level Courses Taught
- “Enlightenment and Revolution: A Long 18th Century?” – University of Colorado Denver
- “History of Modern France, 1789-Present” – University of Colorado Denver
- "Modern Germany, 1789-Present" - University of Colorado Denver
Graduate-Level Courses Taught
- “Migrations: Mobility and Dislocation” – University of Colorado Denver
- “Nations and Empires,” co-taught with Pieter Judson and Lucy Riall – European University Institute
- "Research Seminar: Place, Space, and Scale" - University of Colorado Denver
Graduate-Student Examiner and Adviser
- M.A. Student Examiner and Adviser, Department of History - University of Colorado Denver
Conference and Workshop Organization
- Conference Co-organizer, 9th Annual June Conference, an Interdisciplinary Conference on Social Science Research
(June 10-12, 2015), European University Institute – Florence, Italy.
- Graduate Workshop Organizer, “Migration in Europe: Contemporary Issues, Historical Perspectives” (April 27, 2015), College of Europe, Natolin Campus – Warsaw, Poland.
- Panel Co-organizer, “Making Migrants: Work, Money, and Shifting Perceptions of Migrants in France’s Post-War Moments,” a Panel Presented (April 4-7, 2013) at the 59th Annual Meeting, Society for French Historical Studies – Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Guest Lectures and Public Adresses
- Colloquium Guest Speaker, "Migration and Labor during Economic Crises: Reflections on the '1970s' in Western Europe" (June 28, 2017), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Kolloquium Neuere Forschungen zur Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte - Göttingen, Germany.
- Public Speaker, "The Trump Administration in Historical Context: Migration, Populism, and Foreign Policy" (April 26, 2017), University of Colorado Denver History Honors Society - Denver, Colorado
- Public Speaker, “Perspectives on the Syrian Refugee Crisis” (October 29, 2015), University of Colorado Denver International Studies Student Association – Denver, Colorado.
- Guest Lecturer, “Assessing Violence after World War II,” (May 13, 2015), Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Barcelona, Spain.
- "Migrants during Crises: Historical Perspectives on Economic and Political Challenges" (June 7-9, 2017). European University Institute (EUI), Eleventh Annual June Conference - Florence, Italy.
- "Migration, Social Protection, and the Early Welfare-State in Spain, 1898-1931" (March 16-19, 2017). 48th Annual Conference of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies - New York, New York, USA.
- "Migration, European Integration, and the Logics of French Welfare" (January 19-20, 2017). Leiden University, Whose Welfare? Fresh Perspectives on the Post-war Welfare State and its Global Entanglements - Leiden, The Netherlands.
- "Penser le développement et l'économie de migration en Méditerranée occidentale (1914-1974)" [Developmental Logics and Economies of Migration in the Western Mediterranean, 1914-1974] (November 17-19, 2016).Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Mobilités, surveillance, assistance en Méditerranée - Nice, France.
- “The Clandestine Crisis: Migrant Labor in an Age of Deindustrialization” (September 16-17, 2016). Institut für Zeitgeschichte, Industrial Decline and the Rise of the Service Sector Conference – Munich, Germany.
- “Managing the Border: Citizenship, Technology, and Space in the Making of the French Frontier, 1914-1974” (June 8-10, 2016). EUI, Tenth Annual June Conference – Florence, Italy.
- “Rethinking Postwar Migration through the Mediterranean” (January 7-10, 2016). 130th Annual Meeting, American Historical Association – Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
- Chair for Panel, “Youth and Family Life: Socialization and Rights” (June 10-12, 2015). EUI, Ninth Annual June Conference – Florence, Italy.
- Discussant for Roundtable with Frederick Cooper, “Citizenship between Empire and Nation: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960” (June 9, 2015). EUI – Florence, Italy.
- “Revisiting Prosperity: Migrants, the Mediterranean, and the Making of the ‘Trente Glorieuses’” (April 16-19, 2015). 60th Annual Meeting, Society for French Historical Studies – Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.
- “Migration in the Crucible of Decolonization” (February 16-17, 2015). Freie Universität Berlin, (De-)Colonizing Knowledge: Figures, Narratives, and Practices Workshop – Berlin, Germany.
- “The Borders of the State: Mediterranean Migration in the Age of Decolonization and European Integration” (December 4-6, 2014). EUI, Crossings and Circulations in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans and the Mediterranean since 1450 Conference – Florence, Italy.
- “Re-thinking France through the Mediterranean: Moving Beyond Bilateral and (Post)-Colonial Paradigms of Migration” (August 27-28, 2014). University of St. Andrews, France and its Global Histories Workshop – St. Andrews, United Kingdom.
- “Migrants in Motion, Migrant Promotion: Transportation, Labor Integration, and the Politics of Difference in Postwar France, 1944-1954” (April 24-27, 2014). 60th Annual Meeting, Society for French Historical Studies – Montreal, Canada.
- "Grenzen der Zugehörigkeit: Französischer Diskurs über Migranten und dem Mittelmeerraum, 1830-2008" [Boundaries of Belonging: French Discourses on Migrants and the Mediterranean, 1830-2008] (November 15-16, 2013). 4th Bochumer Nachwuchsworkshop für MediterranistInnen – Bochum, Germany.
- “Making ‘Mediterranean Migrants’: A Crossed History of the Conceptions and Political Economy of Migration During the First Two Decades of the EEC” (November 8-9, 2013). Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Recompositions géopolitiques en Méditerranée: un défi pour les Mediterranean Studies – Nice, France.
- “The Migrant Worker and Post-WWII Hierarchies of Labor: Between Discourses of Skill and Practices of Employment” (April 4-7, 2013). 59th Annual Meeting, Society for French Historical Studies – Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
- “Training France’s Transnational Workforce: Colonial Development, International Cooperation, & Adult Vocational Formation in the Western Mediterranean, 1944-1974” (July 1-3, 2012). Society for the Study of French History, 26th Annual Conference – York, United Kingdom.
- “Economies of Migration: The Business and Social Practices of Migration between Algeria and France, 1944-1974” (May 2, 2012). University of Portsmouth, Doing Research In and On Algeria Symposium – Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
- “Social Policies and Migration: The European Frontier?” (October 27-29, 2011). University of Minnesota, Rethinking Europe Conference, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
- “Unions of the French Mediterranean? Migration in an Age of National Development and European Integration, 1944-1974” (April 8-9, 2011). University of Michigan, Mediterranean Topographies Symposium – Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Studies in Ethnicity & Nationalism
Institutional Service (Select) at the University of Colorado Denver
- Adviser to the Chair on Strategic Planning and the Migration Center Initiative (2016 - Present)
- Co-Chair, Assessment Committee, History Department (2016 - Present)
- Assessment Committee Member, History Department (2015 - 2016)
- Recruitment, Retention and Outreach Committee Member, History Department (2016 - present)
- Steering Committee Member, International Studies Program (2016 - present)
- Assessment Committee Member, International Studies Program (Spring 2016 - present)