Emmanuel Comte is a historian of late modern Europe, specializing in international migration questions. He is a Lecturer in European History at the Department of History of the University of California, Berkeley. He holds a PhD from the Université Paris-Sorbonne (2014) and graduated at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris (2009).

Emmanuel Comte has submitted a book manuscript on the formation of the European migration regime, based on his PhD dissertation. The Formation of the European Migration Regime investigates how the current international regime governing migration movements in Europe has gradually formed after 1947. The free movement of people within the European Union, the European citizenship, the Schengen agreements in their internal and external dimensions, all followed a gradual development. Previous studies have implied that such regime was a result of repeated requests on the part of emigration governments. On the basis of a thorough investigation of national and international archives, this book reveals instead how German geopolitical and geo-economic strategies during the Cold War shaped the formation of that original regime. By doing so, this book highlights how the management of migration flows interacted with all the major international questions in Europe throughout the period since 1945.