Leon Biela

Leon Biela recently completed his master’s degree in modern history with a thesis on the formation of an imperialist civic identity in the city of Wilhelmshaven, Germany, around 1900. He previously studied history and political science at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena and the University of Virginia. His other research interests focus on the intertwined histories of imperialism and internationalism in the early twentieth century. Among other topics, he has published on the links between international arms trade control and British imperialism in the Persian Gulf during the interwar period.