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MemberFrancesca Falk

…Reader In Migration History…

Francesca Falk is a reader in migration history at the University of Bern. Her areas of special interest are the history of modern Europe and its global contexts, power relations and their critique, migration, women and gender history, feminism, intersectionality, (post-)colonialism, social and political change, cultural and visual studies, public and oral history.

MemberStacy Fahrenthold

Stacy Fahrenthold is a historian of the Middle East, with research specializations on modern Syria and Lebanon, migration, displacement, and the First World War in the Ottoman Empire. She is the author of Between the Ottomans and the Entente: the First World War in the Syrian and Lebanese Diaspora (Oxford University Press 2019), which was recently awarded the 2019 Khayrallah Prize in Migration Studies and 2019 Syrian Studies Association Book Award. Fahrenthold also publishes on transnational politics in the Middle East and its borderlands, and Arabic-speaking migrants in the Americas. She received her Ph.D. from Northeastern University in 2014 and is currently an Assistant Professor of migration history at the University of California, Davis.

MemberKaren Schamberger

Karen Schamberger is a curator and historian with a love of museums and public history. She is currently working at the National Museum of Australia as part of a team developing a new environmental history gallery. She has  previously worked on the Identity: Yours, Mine, Ours exhibition (2011) at the Immigration Museum and Journeys exhibition (2009) at the National Museum of Australia. Her PhD dissertation: Identity, belonging and cultural diversity in Australian Museums examined the ways that objects mediate relations between people of culturally diverse backgrounds in Australian society and history. This included an examination of the ways that museums, through their collections and exhibitions, are implicated in processes of inclusion and exclusion. Her interests include museology, transnationalism, migration, histories of place, colonisation, whiteness, human relationships with other species and material culture.

MemberBrian Christopher Thompson

I am a musicologist and librarian-archivist. I teach courses on music history, film music, and music pedagogy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Before joining CUHK, I was employed by Naxos International, the University of Hong Kong, McGill University, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Much of my work concerns music and migration, especially transatlantic migration in the nineteenth century. As a film music scholar, I am interested in how composers adapt the conventions of the past, and how subtexts can be created through diegetic music.

MemberKatalin Straner

…ting their Public: The Hungarian Association for the Advancement of Science in Budapest, 1841-1896.” Urban Histories of Science: Making Knowledge in the City. Ed. Oliver Hochadel and Agustí Nieto-Galan. Routledge, 2018.

“Budapest and Hungarian Transatlantic Migration: Image and Agency in Public Discourse, 1881-1914.” Journal of Migration History. (2016) no. 2: 352-374. DOI: 10.1163/23519924-00202007

“Natural science in Hungarian of Hungarian natural science? László Dapsy, Hungarian Darwinism, and the origins of the Publishing House of the Hungarian Society of Natural Science” [in Hungarian]. Korall Társadalomtörténeti Folyóirat [Journal for Social…

I am a historian of modern Europe, specialising in the history of science, urban history and the study of translation and reception in the history of ideas. My research interests include the academic and popular reception of Darwinism and evolution in Hungary and Central Europe; the study of knowledge production and transfer in the long nineteenth century; the role of the city and urban culture, including the urban press, in the circulation and transformations of knowledge; the history of scientific societies, associations and institutions; and the effect of migration and exile on knowledge transfer.

MemberGerman Pallares

German is a PhD Candidate at the Stuart Weitzman school of Design interested in the history of modern architecture in Latin America and the United States with a focus on cultural relations, borders and politics. His work is interdisciplinary, drawing on fields such as Border and Chicano Studies, Environmental History, and Urbanism, and explores Post-colonial and De-colonial concepts that refine understandings of territories, nations, and migration as they relate to architectural and urban conditions. German has taught History & Theory courses in Mexico and the U.S.