Current Visiting Scholars

Anna Frisone

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.

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Alison Klairmont Lingo

Research Associate


Rafal Matuszewski

Assistant Professor of Ancient History, University of Salzburg, Austria

Rafal Matuszewski is an Assistant Professor of Ancient History at the University of Salzburg, Austria. He received his Ph.D. in ancient history from the University of Heidelberg in 2017. His newest book (based on his PhD dissertation), entitled Räume der Reputation. Zur bürgerlichen Kommunikation im Athen des 4. Jahrhunderts v. Chr., appeared with Franz Steiner Verlag in 2019. His research focuses primarily on the historical anthropology of the ancient Mediterranean, especially on Greek social history, Greek religion, epigraphy and material culture. Currently, he is working on two book projects: Religion in Artemidorus’ Oneirocritica and Hiera Korinthiaka: Cults, Myths, and the Religious Life of an Ancient Polis.

Jennifer M. Miller

Assistant Professor of History, Dartmouth College

Jennifer M. Miller is an assistant professor of History at Dartmouth College and scholar of U.S. foreign relations since 1945, focusing on interactions between the United States and Northeast Asia. She received her Ph.D. in the history of U.S. foreign relations and international history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012. Her research examines the intersections between foreign policy and domestic ideas, ideologies, and political narratives; her work explores how post-World War II interactions between America and East Asia transformed both sides’ thinking about security, democratic governance, citizenship, and economic order.  Her first book, Cold War Democracy: The United States and Japan appeared with Harvard University Press in 2019.  She is currently starting a new project examining how East Asian economic growth (1970s - 1990s) affected American thinking about capitalism, social strength, and economic vitality.

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.  

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Lingjing Wu

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.