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 teaches and co-coordinates the Global History Dialogues course, which is part of Princeton University’s Global History Lab. Furthermore, she has tutored on various graduate and undergraduate courses in Global History since 2020 (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) at the University of Potsdam, Germany.

Research Students supervised


Wetzel, Johanna (2022) 'Mozambique’s Samora Machel: A Life Cut Short', South African Historical Journal
Research interests:

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