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David Mayer, born 1976, is a historian specialized in transnational social history.
2014–2016 he has been acting as executive editor of International Review of Social History.
In 2011 he completed his PhD-research on the history of Marxist historiographic debates in Latin America in the ‘long 1960s’ (University of Vienna). He has spent lengthy research stays in Latin America. In 2004 he translated Immanuel Wallerstein’s „The Modern World-System III” into German. Between 2007 and 2011 he worked as a research assistant at the Department of Social and Economic History (University of Vienna).
Since 2013 he acts as vice-president of the ITH - International conference of Labour and Social History.
His main research interests are labour history, the history of social movements, the history of historiography, the history of Marxism and left-wing intellectuals, politics of history, and Digital Humanities methods. He has published, accordingly, on topics such as the history of Marxist historiography, 1968 from a Global History perspective, the Communist International in Latin America, the transnational dimension of social movements in Latin America, and the political uses of history among the Latin American left.