Jacob Häberli has received his BA in Area Studies from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin with a geographical emphasize on East Africa. In his thesis he interpreted the causal relation of the foreignization of space and persistently recurring crisis of accumulation through colonial and postcolonial history. Area Studies has certainly opened him a wide field of different perspectives. Broadly interdisciplinary and transcending the nation state as primarily significant political entity, his studies have helped him to identify constitutive global conditions, reflect the inherently Eurocentric-biased tendencies within academia and read global processes through a multicentric lens.
He is considerably interested in the interpretation of postcolonial economic history within the African context, wherein he will place his focus on for his consecutive master. Hence, he expects that the dynamic approaches of Global History to grasp local trajectories as in persistent interwovenness with global relations and processes, will shape and enhance his understanding of the historical conditions and systemic determinants of the postcolonial economy.