Media Studies

Matthew Berry

Lecturer, Ph.D. History, U. of California, Berkeley

Office Hours

Spring 2023 Office Hours

In-person (270 Evans): Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 PM and Thursdays 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon.  In-person office hours are drop-in (no appointment necessary).

Zoom appointments: Tuesdays 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon & Thursdays 1:00-3:30 PM.  Appointments can be made here (links to an external site). Please make only one appointment at a time to ensure availability for other interested students. Please do your best to attend appointments you make.  If you need to cancel an appointment, please do so as early as possible so that other students may make an appointment in a timely manner.  Canceling at the last minute often means that time slot will go unused.

If you would like to arrange to meet outside of those times or privately, please email me at

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Matthew Berry earned his Ph.D in History at UC Berkeley.  His dissertation, an intellectual biography focusing on the “grandfather“ of modern Vietnam, is titled Confucian Terrorism: Phan Bội Châu and the Imagining of Modern Vietnam.

Research Interests: the shaping and use of history for political ends, extremist ideologies, nationalism, and modernization/globalization theory.

Courses Taught:

MS 111 – Media History
MS 190 – Special Topics The Ad: A Global History
MS 190 – Special Topics: Living at the Speed of Light: Historical and Theoretical Approaches to the Social Effects of Electronic Media

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