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Brian J Griffith 

Brian J Griffith is the inaugural Eugen and Jacqueline Weber Post-Doctoral Scholar in European History at University of California, Los Angeles. His interests include modern Europe, modern Italy, fascism, consumerism, (trans)national identities, and the digital humanities. In addition to a variety of other ongoing or planned research projects, including an annotated sourcebook on the collected writings of an Italian volunteer in the International Brigades and a digital exhibition on a collection of neo-fascist propaganda posters from contemporary Rome, Griffith is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Cultivating Fascism: Wine and Politics in Mussolini’s Italy which explores the relationship between viti-viniculture, fascism, and national identity in interwar Italy. To learn more, please visit: http://www.brianjgriffith.com.


Rosie Bermudez

Dr. Bermudez is beginning her second year as a UC Presidential Post Doc working with Professor Robin D.G. Kelley.  She received her PhD in Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her dissertation “Doing Dignity Work: Alicia Escalante and the East Los Angeles Welfare Rights Organization, 1967-1974,” focuses on the human dignity struggles waged by single Chicana welfare mothers in the 1960s and 1970s.