Eva Kocher

Doctoral Candidate

SNSF Project «Global Cultures of Risk»

Modern and Contemporary History

History Department

Kanonengasse 27

CH - 4051 Basel

+41 (0)61 207 43 34



Development through insurance – The postcolonial formation of the insurance industry in Nigeria and Cameroon


Master in International History, Graduate Institute Geneva (2016)

Master Thesis: «A silent revolution? Gender and the professionalization of Switzerland's  diplomatic service» under supervision of Prof. Jussi Hanhimäki

Exchange Semester, Stellenbosch University, ZA (2015)

Bachelor of Arts in History and German Philology, University of Zurich (2013)

Two-semester ERASMUS stipend, Freie Universität Berlin, DE (2012)


  • Global History of the 20th Century
  • Transnational Business History and Political Economy
  • African History
  • Diplomatic History
  • History of International Organisations and Movements


Panelreports Infoclio, 5th Swiss Congress of Historical Sciences

The International Brokers of the Wealthy II

Global Perspectives on Capitalising Lives (19th/20th centuries)


Baden sammelt III, in: Badener Neujahrsblätter, Vol 30 (2015) 107-119.


Swiss Society for History (SGG/SSH)