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Clelia Caruso

Research Fellow
German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington DC 20009
U.S.A.
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Biographical Summary
Clelia Caruso is a Research Fellow at the Institute. Her research at the intersection of social and cultural history transcends national boundaries and approaches migration and communication from the perspectives of transnational and entangled history. She studied and worked as a research fellow at the University of Trier, where she completed her Ph.D. in 2010. Her thesis "Eigene Welt? Der transnationale Sozialraum italienischer Arbeitsmigranten in Seraing (1946-1990)" is currently under revision for publication in the Industrielle Welt (Böhlau) series. She co-edited Postwar Mediterranean Migration to Western Europe: Legal and Political Frameworks, Social Mobility and Memory (Peter Lang, 2008). In her current research on the history of telephoning in the United States and Germany she traces the evolution of interpersonal communication in modern societies.

 

Main Areas of Interest
  • 20th Century Italian, Belgian, German, European, and U.S. History
  • Transnational and Transatlantic History
  • Migration History
  • Communication History

 

GHI Research Project
  • Modernity Calling: Interpersonal Communication and the Telephone in Germany and the United States, 1880-1990 more...

 

Professional Positions
since 2011 Research fellow, German Historical Institute Washington DC
2006 - 2011 Research fellow, Collaborative Research Center CRC 600 (SFB 600) "Strangers and Poor People," Research Project A 6 Administrative Kontrolle, organisierte Betreuung und (Über-) Lebensstrategien mediterraner Arbeitsmigranten in den Montanregionen zwischen Rhein und Maas (1950-1990) and Research Project SYN Synthesen, University of Trier
2001 - 2006 Research fellow, Lehrstuhl für Neuere und Neueste Geschichte and Collaborative Research Center CRC 600 (SFB 600) "Strangers and Poor People," Research Project A 6 Administrative Kontrolle, organisierte Betreuung und (Über-)Lebensstrategien mediterraner Arbeitsmigranten in den Montanregionen zwischen Rhein und Maas (1950-1990), University of Trier