Postdoctoral Researcher — Labor & Gender History in Modern Europe
Anna had her M.A. in Contemporary History from the University of Bologna. In March 2017, she completed the PhD programme of the European University Institute under the supervision of professor Laura Lee Downs, with a thesis on 1970s trade union feminism in Italy and in France. The University of Vienna has recently awarded her with an Edith Saurer grant to pursue her new postdoctoral project on the history of female unemployment in Western Europe after the 1973 oil crisis. She has now a visiting appointment at UC Berkeley sponsored by professor James Vernon. Both her B.A. thesis and her M.A. thesis have been published and awarded of nation-level prizes. Her work focuses on the intersection of class and gender. Her main research interests are: labor history, oral history, gender history, second-wave feminism.
Assistant Professor of Ancient History, University of Salzburg, Austria
Jennifer M. Miller
Assistant Professor of History, Dartmouth College
Christoph W. Zimmer
PhD 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 PhD 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.
PhD Student, Department of History, Tsinghua University, China
Lingjing focuses on environmental history and British history. She is particularly interested in the ecological interactions within the British Empire, the environmental perspective of global history, and the Sino-British relationship. Her doctoral dissertation aims to work out global sandalwood trade from the eighteenth to the twentieth century in the South China Sea, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean. She wants to explore how different groups understood, recognized, and utilized the value of this natural thing, what kind of action contemporary people took to make the resource sustainable, etc.