Dr. Moritz Mihatsch
Module Leader
Office 111 - Building G

Moritz Mihatsch is a global historian of political ideas and identities. He completed his MA at the University of Zurich (2006) and wrote his DPhil dissertation at the University of Oxford (2014) on nationalism and the concept of nation in Sudan in the 1950s and 60s. The thesis asks how political parties formulate different ideas of the nation when trying to write a constitution—and what happens when this process fails. His recent research focusses the concept of sovereignty and how sovereignty relates to national and sub-national identities. 

Moritz Mihatsch has taught at Future University in Egypt (FUE) for one year (2014–15), and the British University in Egypt (BUE) for two years (2015–17). He has spent the last two years between Brussels, Vienna, Copenhagen and Madrid. He returned to the BUE in February 2020.


D.Phil. in Global History, University of Oxford (Oxon), 2014.

Lizenziat in History, Modern German Literature, and International Relations, University of Zürich (UZH), 2006.


Research Interests
  • Sudanese history and politics
  • Sovereignty, self-determination and nationalism
Journal Articles
Mihatsch, M. A. (2021). Dependence after Independence: Sudan’s Bounded Sovereignty 1956–1958. Journal of Eastern African Studiespreprinthttps://doi.org/10.1080/17531055.2021.1904705
Mihatsch, M. A., & Mulligan, M. (2021). The Longue Durée of Extraterritoriality and Global Capital. Culture, Theory and Critique, preprinthttps://doi.org/10.1080/14735784.2021.1894960
Mark-Thiesen, C., & Mihatsch, M. A. (2019). Liberia an(d) Empire?: Sovereignty, ‘Civilisation’ and Commerce in Nineteenth-Century West Africa. The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History47(5), 884–911. https://doi.org/10.1080/03086534.2019.1677339

Mihatsch, M. A. (2014)Stories of a failed nation; Sudanese politics 1945-69 [Ph.D.]. University of Oxford. https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:96421286-02ab-49bd-92be-31f74526110d
Mihatsch, M. A. (2011). Sudanese Independencies, 1956 and 2011. SSSUK Bulletin44, 15–31.
University Groups
Comparative Politics - Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa - The Rise of Asia
Google Scholar
Research Gate
Administrative Responsibility
Senior Year Officer - Interactive Learning Officer - Monitoring & Evaluation Unit Officer.