Maximilian Drephal is a historian of empire. He has particular interests in the international history of modern Afghanistan and colonial South Asia as well as inclinations toward the study of the colonial foundations of the modern world and their legacies in the present day. He has expertise in postcolonial and decolonial methods, which he explores through many themes, including inequality and diplomacy, sovereignty and independence, modernity and coloniality, violence and peace, knowledge-making and pedagogy. Max also pursues the global history of Suffolk.
He holds a PhD in History from Loughborough University and an MA in History and English from the Freie Universität Berlin. He was Erasmus student at the University of Manchester.