Designation : Research Fellow
Office : AS8, #07-30
Telephone : 65167781
Status : Staff

Dr. Huebner has commenced a four-year appointment as a Research Fellow in the Inter-Asia Engagements cluster with effect from 14 July 2016.

Dr Huebner is a historian of colonialism, modernization, and development policy. He was awarded fellowships and scholarships at Harvard University, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC), the German Historical Institute Washington, DC, and the German Institute for Japanese Studies Tokyo. His second book project is a global history of oceanic colonization projects, which connects offshore oil drilling and mariculture (cultivation of marine organisms) to ideas of architects to build floating city extensions and futuristic floating cities. He received his Ph.D. from Jacobs University Bremen (Germany) in 2014 (awarded, after the book contract, in 2015). His first book—Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia, 1913-1974—was published by National University of Singapore Press. His Ph.D. research covered the impact of regional Asian sports events—established by the American YMCA—on the “Western civilizing mission”, muscular Christian ideas, anti-colonial nationalisms, pan-Asian sentiments, modernization processes, and development policies in seven Asian countries.