Emmanuel Comte is a historian of European integration and of migrations in Europe since 1945. He is a senior researcher at ELIAMEP, and a professorial lecturer at the Vienna School of International Studies (Diplomatische Akademie Wien). He has held other academic and research positions at the European University Institute in Florence, the University of California, Berkeley, and CIDOB, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs. Emmanuel is a French normalien – a former student of the École normale supérieure in Paris, where he earned the French agrégation in History in 2007 and a graduate degree in History and International Relations in 2009. He received a European PhD summa cum laude in the History of Europe and International Relations from Sorbonne University in 2014, with a prize-winning thesis titled ‘The Formation of the European Migration Regime, 1947–1992.’

His publications include The History of the European Migration Regime: Germany’s Strategic Hegemony (Routledge, 2018), and several articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, among which The International Spectator (2022), Afers Internacionals (2021), Cold War History (2020), Labor History (2019), Le Mouvement social (2018) Relations Internationales (2016), and the Journal of European Integration History (2015).

Emmanuel has worked in the framework of a variety of collective research projects, funded by the French National Research Agency, the EU’s research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020, and the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (ELIDEK). He has provided geopolitical and economic advice to a European government, advised on migration policy the External Relations Section of the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels, and published opinions in Le MondeEuractiv, and Kathimerini.