Valokuva Kasper Braskén
20092021

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Henkilökohtainen profiili

Tutkimuksen mielenkiinnon kohteet

Ylikansallisten sosiaaliset liikkeet, globaalihistoria, kansainvälinen kommunismi, Weimarin tasavalta, antifasismi ja vastarinnan historia, kansainvälisen fasismin historia, poliittinen radikalismi, rasismin historia.

Biografia

Kasper Braskén (PhD) has specialized on the history of international communism and the history of anti-fascism in European, transatlantic and global politics and social movements. Braskén has been visiting researcher at the Free University Berlin, Royal Holloway University of London, and Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung (ZZF), Potsdam, Germany.

His research is based on extensive archival research in especially German, Russian and British archives.

He is author of The International Workers' Relief, Communism, and Transnational Solidarity: Willi Münzenberg in Weimar Germany (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and co-editor of both Anti-Fascism in the Nordic Countries: New Perspectives, Comparisons and Transnational Connections (Routledge, 2019) and Anti-Fascism in a Global Perspective: Transnational Networks, Exile Communities, and Radical Internationalism (Routledge, 2021).

Braskén is currently engaged in the research project "Finland-Swedish Antifascism" that analyses the history of anti-fascism in Finland from the 1920s to the 1940s. The project aims to look at the how anti-fascism was developed as a movement and idea within the Swedish speaking minority in Finland, and more generally analyse the relation between ethnic minorities and anti-fascism. Braskén will in the project look at the transnational connections established among Swedish speaking anti-fascists in the Nordic Countries and Germany. 

Braskén is moreover editorial board member of Journal of Labor and Society (Wiley) and Twentieth Century Communism. Since 2020, Braskén is book reviews editor of Twentieth Century Communism.

Braskén has peer reviewed original research articles for the journals Global Networks (Wiley), Contemporary European History (Cambridge UP), Scandinavian Journal of History (Routledge); and Fascism: Journal of Comparative Fascist Studies (Brill). Moroever, he has reviewed books in European History Quarterly, History: The Journal of the Historical Association, American Historical Review, Twentieth Century Communism, Historisk Tidskrift för Finland, Finsk Tidskrift, International Newsletter of Communist Studies, and H-Net (H-Socialisms).

Braskén is currently (together with Jonathan Hyslop and Neil Roos) editor of a forthcoming special issue on ‘Anti-Fascism in Southern Africa 1919-2019’, South African Historical Journal: https://networks.h-net.org/node/28765/discussions/6115232/cfp-special-issue-south-african-historical-journal-‘anti-fascism  

 

 

Opetus

Global history; revolutions; protest movements, international communism, antifascism, fascism

Keywords

  • DD Germany
  • HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
  • DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
  • DL Northern Europe. Scandinavia

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