Ph.D. Student, Department of History, Tsinghua University, China
Visiting Research Scholar
Matthew Guariglia finished his Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut in April 2019 where his research and teaching focused on the intersection of racial and ethnic formation, state building and state power, and urban policing in the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. At UC Berkeley he is turning his dissertation into a monograph which analyzes how U.S. colonial governance in the Philippines and Caribbean, understandings of racial difference, technological and intellectual connections with Europe, and demographic shifts caused by migration and immigration, changed policing in New York City. His other research concerns the history of surveillance, the state's relationship to information, technologies of governance, and the relationship between bureaucracy, power, and state violence. He currently serves as a Policy Analyst for surveillance and privacy at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and his writing can be seen in the Washington Post, MuckRock, and the Urban History Association's blog The Metropole, where he serves as the founding editor of the "Disciplining the City" series.
Assistant Professor of History, Dartmouth College
Ph.D. student, Division of Global History, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Marius Oesterheld is a Ph.D. candidate at the Freie Universität Berlin and member of the International Max Planck Research School for Moral Economies of Modern Societies. Drawing on advice literature published in China between 1899 and 1934, which interwove various strands of Chinese moral philosophy with elements of Anglo-American popular liberalism – often mediated by Japanese translators – his Ph.D. project explores the role of work and productivity within self-help and self-improvement discourses in early 20th century China.
Having completed his undergraduate studies in history, cultural anthropology and art history at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and University College London, Marius earned an M.A. in Global History from Freie Universität Berlin with a thesis on Chinese and Japanese translations of Samuel Smiles’ Self- Help. In 2016, he was a Global Humanities Junior Fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include the history of emotions, conceptual history and digital humanities.
Helge Jonas Pösche
Ph.D. student, Humboldt University Berlin / Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany
Helge studied History and Social Sciences and received his M.A. from Humboldt University in 2017. He then joined the International Max Planck Research School "Moral Economies of Modern Societies“ in Berlin. His research interests include Social and Economic History, History of Law, and Micro History, in 20th-century Germany but also in transnational and comparative perspective. In his Ph.D. project, supervised by Prof. Alexander Nützenadel, Helge tries to challenge our understanding of the History of the German Welfare State. Beginning in the 1920s and spanning the whole 20th century, he investigates how people used individual lawsuits at social courts to gain benefits from the state and to put forward their ideas of just distribution, sometimes influencing social policy through a bottom-up dynamic. During his time in Berkeley, Helge seeks to get on with his chapters and to discuss his topic with international and U.S. scholars.
Juniele Rabêlo de Almeida
Associate Professor of History, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Juniele Rabêlo de Almeida is Associate Professor of History at Universidade Federal Fluminense (Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). Her current research project examines the historical representation and understanding of social inequality in Brazil. Working with Professor Emeritus Richard Cándida Smith as her faculty sponsor, she plans during her stay at Berkeley to begin a dialogue between the Laboratory of Oral and Image History at UFF and the Oral History Center at UC Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. from the University of São Paulo in 2010. Her dissertation, “Tropas em protesto: o ciclo de movimentos reivindicatórios dos policiais militares brasileiros,” examines the political and trade union organization of Brazilian elite state and federal police troops during the 1990s and the impact of their movement on political and social life in the country. Her dissertation was published in 2015 as Tropas em protesto: manifestações policiais militares no Brasil, anos 1990. Recent publications include Corpo-História e resistência libertária (2019), História oral e educação: experiência, tempo e narrativa (2019), and História oral e movimento social: narrativas públicas (2016) as well as numerous articles on the history of Brazilian police, censorship during the Brazilian military dictatorship (1964-1985), and debates over the democratization of Brazilian education.
Ph.D. student, Department of East Asian Studies, Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany
Christoph Zimmer holds a Baccalaureate in Philosophy from the Gregorian University in Rome and a B.A. in East Asian Studies and Classical Latin. He obtained his Master of Education degree from the Georg-August University of Göttingen in the subjects of Chinese, Latin, and Philosophy. He is especially interested in the intersection between philosophy, theology, literature and global cultural exchange. In his Ph.D. thesis, he focuses on loyalty conflicts that occurred during the Christian China Mission in the 17th century. While at UC Berkeley he will conduct different archival work, collect sources and search for suitable methodological approaches.