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Emmanuel Comte, Dr

Vienna School of International Studies, Contemporary History

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Doctor Comte has been interviewed about European Integration, French politics, or Immigrants' integration in Europe. He has worked with French and US media. Recent coverage has included Radio France Culture and KCBS San Francisco Radio.

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  • French (native)
  • English (fluent)


Doctor Comte is a research fellow in history at the Vienna School of International Studies. His previous academic posts include lecturer in modern European history at the Department of History of the University of California, Berkeley (2016-17), and Max Weber postdoctoral fellow at the Department of History and Civilization of the European University Institute, Florence (2014-16). He was awarded the PhD in the History of Europe and of International Relations in 2014 at the Université Paris-Sorbonne. He is also a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris.Doctor Comte is an expert of the history of Europe Integration and of immigration in Europe and to Europe since 1945. His book The History of the European Migration Regime: Germany's Strategic Hegemony has just been published (Routledge Studies in Modern European History). This book explains the gradual emergence of a regional regime in Europe with an unparalleled degree of intra-regional openness and an unparalleled degree of closure towards migrants from outside Europe.