Samuël Coghe

Samuël Coghe is Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2018-19 he was Interim Professor of African History at Humboldt University Berlin and prior to that Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Giessen and at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. He has worked extensively on the history of medicine, demography and colonial rule in nineteenth and twentieth-century Angola and his book Population Politics in the Tropics: Demography and Health in Colonial Angola is being published with Cambridge University Press (2021). For his current book project on the commodification of cattle in the French Colonial Empire, he has turned his attention to economic, environmental and commodity history. He is on the editorial board of the Commodity Frontiers journal.