Anna Diem is a PhD candidate in history at the Geneva Graduate Institute. Her SNSF-funded research looks at ideas of progress, debates about culture and cultural politics, and sociology’s creative political potential in the early 20th century. She is fascinated by the intellectual and physical mobility of intellectuals and activists of that time, and by their drive to organise and create a better world. Among her interests are transnational networks, internationalism(s), ideas about the future, utopias, radical milieus, questions of exile and cosmopolitanism. She has taught Arabic and also worked as a Middle East Analyst for the Swiss migration authorities.