Prof. Nikolay Kamenov

Dr. sc. Nikolay Kamenov is a Professor (substitute) at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
Nikolay holds a PhD in Global History from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich. Before joining CeMIS, Nikolay taught various courses at the ETH, the University of Bern, University of Luzern, and the University of Basel. Nikolay’s postdoctoral project at the Graduate Institute in Geneva was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and combined agricultural, social and economic history in a study focusing on the cooperative movement in India and its career abroad, in particular in West Africa. While some of the initial results of the studies were published in the Journal of Global History and the Journal of Asian Studies, a final draft of the book – Cooperatives and Capitalism in Global South – is expected in early 2024.
Nikolay’s first monograph, Global Temperance and the Balkans, was published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2020.

His research interests include:
• History of capitalism, global economic history, and the great divergence
• Agrarian and subaltern studies
• Protestant missionary history and its broader connections to the history of religion
• Social movements and inequality