Media Studies

Matthew Berry

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

Office Hours

Spring 2024 Office Hours 

Tuesday & Thursday  12:00 –  2:00 p.m. in 270 Evans Hall

Friday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. virtually by appointment*

* Instructions for Friday virtual appointments:

1. Book a 15-minute slot: Google Calendar Appointments

2. Click here for Friday appointment Zoom link.

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 the time slot will go unused. I will engage the Waiting Room feature during Individual Appointments to ensure privacy. If you have an appointment please wait in the waiting room until I am ready to admit you into my Zoom Room office.

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

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 111B – Text & Data Media History
MS 111C – Audio-Visual Media History
MS 112 – Media Theories and Processes
MS 168 – Cybernetics and Cybercultures
MS 190 – Special Topics, The Ad: A Global History
MS 190 – Special Topics, Manipulative Messages: A History of Propaganda and Conspiracy
MS 190 – Special Topics, A Guide to Your Self: Media, Personality, and Identity
MS 190 – Special Topics, The Music Video
MS 199 – Supervised Independent Study for Internship Credit
NWMEDIA 151AC – Transforming Tech: Issues and Interventions in STEM and Silicon Valley

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