Felix Meier zu Selhausen

I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Rural and Environmental History at Wageningen University. Previously, I was awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Economics Department, University of Sussex. I graduated from Utrecht University in 2015 with a Ph.D. in Social and Economic History .

My research interests are at the intersection of economic history, development economics and demography. In particular, my research focuses on the relationship between religion and socioeconomic development in Africa and gender relations in urban and rural contexts. I am a specialist in employing historical data, collected from a wide range of local sources, to analyse living standards, health and the effects of religion on urban and rural populations.

I have taught courses in Global Economic History, African Economic History, Sustainability Transitions, Microfinance and development studies at the University of Sussex (UK), Wageningen University (NL), African School of Economics (Benin) and Mountains of the Moon University (Uganda).


Email: felix.meierzuselhausen [at] wur.nl

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