Teaching Fellow (2023–2024)








Francesca Fiaschetti is a researcher of Inner and East Asian history, specializing in the history of the Mongol Empire and Medieval Eurasia. Following her studies in Asian Civilizations and Cultures with a focus on Sinology (B.A. 2005; M.A. 2008) at the Sapienza University of Rome, she obtained her Ph.D. in Sinology (2015) at the Ludwigs-Maximilians University of Munich. From 2014 to 2018, she was a Research Fellow at the Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Social Sciences (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and from 2018 to 2023 she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of History, University of Vienna. Since 2019, she directs the Mongolia Cluster, an interdisciplinary centre for the study of Mongolian history and culture at the University of Vienna. She has published widely on issues of religious and cultural exchange in Mongolian Eurasia, the history of the Silk Roads, and the intellectual and political history of Mongolian Eurasia. Her current research focuses on the religious and administrative elites in early modern East Asia, their networks, and literary production. In the autumn/winter semester of 2023/24 she co-ordinates a course on "Introduction to the History and Religions of Mongolia."