Johanna Wetzel

Research Student

Johanna M Wetzel is a DPhil candidate at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford.

Her research interests include African history, the social and political history of youth, 20th century state-socialist ideology, and oral history methodologies. She is currently conducting fieldwork for her dissertation and teaches at the University of Potsdam.

Johanna holds an MPhil in Development Studies (University of Oxford) and a BA in International Relations (University of Groningen, NL).

'Quando Era Jovem…/When I was young…': An Intergenerational Oral History of Youth in Map...

Johanna taught and co-coordinated the Global History Dialogues Project, at Princeton University’s Global History Lab 2020-2022. She also tutored on various graduate and undergraduate courses in Global History at the University of Potsdam, Germany 2020-2022 (i.e. Contract Labour in the German Democratic Republic, Processes of Refuge Seeking in Africa in the 20th Century, and the History of the OAU).

In 2022-23, Johanna worked as Teaching Assistant for the MPhil in Development Studies on the History & Politics foundation course

Research Students supervised

Journal articles and special issues

Wetzel, Johanna (with MC Schenck) (2022) 'Shifting the Means of (Knowledge) Production: Teaching Applied Oral History Methods in a Global Classroom', World History Connected 19 (3)
Wetzel, Johanna (with Marcia C Schenck) (2022) 'Liebe in Zeiten der Vertragsarbeit. Rassismus, Wissen und binationale Beziehungen in der DDR und Ostdeutschland', PERIPHERIE – Politik • Ökonomie • Kultur 165+166 31-55


Wetzel, Johanna (2022) 'Mozambique’s Samora Machel: A Life Cut Short', South African Historical Journal
26 May, 2023
Twelve ODID academics and DPhils to present at ECAS 2023
Research interests:

History and politics of youth; oral history; Mozambique; 20th century intellectual history