Aurélie Élisa Gfeller
Aurélie completed her Ph.D. in history at Princeton University in 2008. In 2000, she received a licence ès lettres (joint BA/MA in history, art history, and French) from the University of Lausanne and in 2001 an MA in international relations from Stanford University. She was a research fellow in the Department of International History at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. Her field specialties include international and transatlantic relations, European integration, global culture, and World Heritage.
Building a European Identity: France, the United States, and the Oil Shock, 1973–74, New York, Berghahn Books, 2012.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
“The Authenticity of Heritage: Global Norm-Making at the Crossroads of Cultures.” American Historical Review 122, 3 (2017): 758-791.
“Scaling the Local: Canada’s Rideau Canal and Shifting World Heritage Norms,” Journal of World History 26, no. 3 (2016): 491-520. With Jaci Eisenberg.
Winner of the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) International Geneva Award 2015.
“Anthropologizing and Indigenizing Heritage: The Origins of the UNESCO Global Strategy for a Representative, Balanced and Credible World Heritage List,” Journal of Social Archaeology 15, no. 3 (2015): 366-386.
“Champion of Human Rights: The European Parliament and the Helsinki Process,” Journal of Contemporary History 49, no. 2 (2014): 390-409.
“Negotiating the Meaning of Global Heritage: ‘Cultural Landscapes’ in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, 1972–1992,” Journal of Global History 8, no. 3 (2013): 483-503.
“Réinventer l’institution parlementaire européenne : Simone Veil et les premiers élus au suffrage universel direct,” Cultures & Conflits, no. 85/86 (2012): 81-98.
“Introduction: Democratizing Europe, Reaching out to the Citizen?” Journal of European Integration History 17, no. 1 (2011): 5-12 (with Wilfried Loth and Matthias Schulz).
“Une militante du parlementarisme européen : Simone Veil,” Journal of European Integration History, 17, no. 1 (2011): 61-72.
“A European Voice in the Arab World? France, the Superpowers and the Middle East, 1970–1974,” Cold War History 11, no. 4 (2011): 659-676. Reviewed by David Styan for H-Diplo
“Imagining European Identity: French Elites and the American Challenge in the Pompidou-Nixon Era,” Contemporary European History 19, no. 2 (2010): 133-49. Reviewed by Michael Sutton for H-Diplo
“UNESCO and the Shaping of Global Heritage.” In A History of UNESCO: Global Actions and Impacts, edited by Poul Duedahl. 279-299. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan 2016. With Jaci Eisenberg.
“Preserving Cultural Heritage across the Iron Curtain: The International Council on Monuments and Sites from Venice to Warsaw, 1964–1978.” In Geteilt – Vereint! Denkmalpflege in Mitteleuropa Zur Zeit Des Eisernen Vorhangs Und Heute, edited by Ursula Schädler-Saub and Angela Weyer. Schriften des Hornemann Instituts / ICOMOS – Hefte des Deutschen Nationalkommitees, 115-21. Petersberg: Michael Imhof Verlag, 2015.
“Culture at the Crossroad of International Politics: UNESCO, World Heritage, and the Holy Land.” In Papiers d’actualité / Current Affairs in Perspective: Fondation Pierre du Bois no. 3 (2013): 1-11.