How do performative recreations across European post-conflict societies help antagonistic memories retain a multi-generational appeal? Berkeley doctoral researcher Blaze Joel investigates

How were efforts to secure US and Polish-Lithuanian independence linked in the Age of Atlantic revolution? And in what ways were attempts to free slaves and emancipate peasants connected? Richard Butterwick-Pawlikowski takes us on a transatlantic journey with Tadeusz Kościuszko at the helm

Revisiting her fieldwork at a Russian memorial site, the author offers autoethnographic reflections on moving away from imposing academic authority towards the common production of knowledge alongside subjects

Sasha Shestakova explores intersections of climate change, extractivism and the destruction of indigenous cultures in Russia’s Far North, querying human/nature and North/South binaries while tracing colonialism’s long-term legacies.

Conspiracy theories are often in the (fake) news today. Although they are closer to fiction than reality, Chloé Chaudet, a recent visiting researcher at the ScienceCampus, shows that cultural and literary studies lack the tools to develop a transmedial narratology of conspiracy discourses which could investigate them in their historical and transatlantic dimensions.

Jana Stöxen, winner of the inaugural Regensburg Prize for Prize for Outstanding Master’s Theses, presents a photo essay based on her ethnographic field research conducted in Bucharest. She traced the ways post-socialism forms part of everyday life, shaping the community in a block of flats in the Berceni district of the Romanian capital. The texts are in English and German.

In the 1980s Berkeley was one of the centers of US-Americans’ Nicaragua solidarity work, which supported the Sandinista Revolution. Today remnants from back then can not only be found in UC Berkeley’s extensive archives but also hidden throughout the city. PhD researcher Verena Baier explored them while on a research fellowship there in 2019/20.