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Christa Santina Wirth

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

 
Office:
E2015 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )
Office hours:
Thursdays 14.00 - 16.00; Office: E2 015 (Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

Publications and Papers for 2018, 2019 and 2020 (see cristin link):

 https://wo.cristin.no/as/WebObjects/cristin.woa/wa/fres?sort=ar&pnr=1050912&la=no&action=sok

Publications (all), Guest Lectures, and Papers (most recent)  see below: Utvalgte Publikasjoner/Selected Publications

Christa Wirth is an associate professor of history (1750-Present) at the Institute for Religion, Philosophy, and History at the University of Agder. She researches and teaches the history of global migration and the history of science. Wirth has a particular focus on the history of the United States and its transnational and global entanglements. In her book, Memories of Belonging: Descendants of Italian Migrants to the United States, 1884-Present, Leiden/Boston, Brill, 2015, she follows Italian labor migrants in their transnational travel networks in the Atlantic economy of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Additionally, Memories of Belonging documents a century of settlement, incorporation, and later-generation self-identification in the 20th century. It reveals how memories of migration, everyday life, and ethnicity are passed down through the generations, altered, and contested while constituting family identities. Wirth is currently working on a book-length manuscript on the history of social science, in particular on anthropologists who conducted research between Chicago and Manila during the Cold War.

She teaches courses in global migration history, global family history, history of the U.S. Empire, memory studies, gender history, and theories and methods of history.

Wirth received her dissertation at the University of Zurich. She was a visiting fellow and (post)doctoral teaching fellow at Harvard University and a post-doctoral fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC. Wirth worked as an Oberassistentin at the history department of the University of Zurich.

Wirth is co-initiator of the networks “Transnational History Switzerland” (Berne) and “Knowledge and the Cold War” (Zurich). She is also an associate of the Center “History of Knowledge”, ETH Zurich/University of Zurich.

 

Research interests

transnational and global history

U.S. history

migration history

memory studies

(post)colonial history

history of (social) science

gender history

Selected publications

Monographs

Memories of Belonging: Descendants of Italian Migrants to the United States, 1884−Present. Brill: Leiden, Boston 2015. 

Editor: Special Issue Journal

Der kalte Krieg: Kältegrade eines globalen Konflikts. Nach Feierabend: Zürcher Jahrbuch für Wissensgeschichte, 12, 2017 (Berlin/Zurich), co-edited together with Silvia Berger Ziauddin and David Eugster.

Articles

Migrations and Nations: Historical Perspectives on Current Border Crossings. In: Historisk Tidsskrif, 98/2019, pp. 297-308.

Jocano’s Digging for a Precolonial Past at Santa Ana: Nation-Building at the Nexus of the Cold War and Decolonization. In: Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia: Pioneering Filipino Anthropology: The Works and Writings of F. Landa Jocano, 55/1-2, 2019, pp. 150-155.

Lisa Tetzner: Die Kinder aus Nr. 67. In: NZZ Geschichte, 23, 2019: Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), p. 114.

The Creation of a Postcolonial Subject: The Chicago and Ateneo de Manila Schools and the Peace Corps in the Philippines, 1960-1970. In: The Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 2018 .

Gewaltige Hitze: Apocalypse Now – Film, Ereignis und Roman. In: Berger Ziauddin, Silvia, Eugster, David, Wirth, Christa (Eds). In: Der kalte Krieg: Kältegrade eines globalen Konflikts. Nach Feierabend: Zürcher Jahrbuch für Wissensgeschichte, Band 12, 2017.

Together with Berger Ziauddin and Eugster: James Bond fährt Ski: Ein Versuch über die Kälte des Kalten Kriege. In: Berger Ziauddin, Silvia, Eugster, David, Wirth, Christa (Eds.). Der kalte Krieg: Kältegrade eines globalen Konflikts. Nach Feierabend: Zürcher Jahrbuch für Wissensgeschichte, Band 12, 2017.

Beyond Switzerland: Reframing the Swiss Historical Narrative in Light of Transnational History, together with Eichenberger, Pierre et al. In: Traverse: Zeitschrift für Geschichte, 2017/1, pp. 137-152.

Why the Hyphen? Individual and Collective Memories of Italianness in the United States at the Intersection of Class and Generation. In: Immigrants and Minorities: Historical Studies in Ethnicity, Migration and Diaspora, 34(1):22-48.

Maccaroni, Cheese, Olive Oil – He had the Best. In: ROSA: Die Zeitschrift für Geschlechterforschung, 2003, pp. 6-8.

Männerbilder in der Werbung – alles Hetero oder was? In: ROSA: Die Zeitschrift für Geschlechterforschung, 2002, pp. 14-16. 

Book Chapters

Movements, Sites, and Encounters of (Post)colonial Knowledge in and of the Pacific. In: Middell, Matthias (Ed.). The Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies, London 2018, pp. 110-116.

Memory and Migration: Research. In: Ness, Immanuel (ed.). The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, Volume IV. Hoboken, NJ 2013, pp. 2158-2164.

Der “American Dream” in den Erzählungen der Nachkommen eines italienischen Migrantenpaares: Ein Werkstattbericht. In: Boesen, Elisabeth, Lenz, Fabienne (eds.). Migration und Erinnerung. Migration et mémoire: Methoden und Konzepte der Forschung. Méthodes et concepts de recherche. LIT-Verlag: Berlin et al. 2010, pp. 105-136.

Reviews

Fischer-Tiné, Harald. Pidgin Knowledge. Wissen und Kolonialismus. Zurich, Berlin 2013. Review in: H-Soz-und Kult.

Guglielmo, Jennifer. Living the Revolution: Italian Women’s Resistance and Radicalism in New York City, 1880-1945. Chapel Hill, NC 2010. Review in: WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society, 14, 2011/3, pp. 429-430.

(Past) Editor and Board Responsibilities

International Board on the History of Knowledge, Lund University.

UNITAS: Semi-Annual Peer-Reviewed International Online Journal of Advanced Research in Literature, Culture, and Society, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines.

ROSA – Journal of Gender Studies (Zurich).

Guest Lectures, Keynote Lectures, Conference Papers (more recent)

Knowledge and Complicity: A Chicago Anthropologist at the Nexus the Cold War and Decolonization in the Philippines, Seminar History of Knowledge, St. Andrews University, November, 2019.

Cold War Knowledge: Social Science Between Manila and Chicago, History of Knowledge, Kunskapshistoriska seminaret, Lund University, Sweden, December, 2018.

Translating the Revolution? Schiller’s Tell and Philippine Nationalism: Presented in Research Colloquium of Department of Iberian and Latin American History, and Department for North American History. University of Cologne, Germany, June, 2014.

Introdcution: Oral history in Seminar 34k, “Italian-Americans: History, Literature, Identity,” Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, spring, 2009.

Keynote Lecture

Norwegian National History Days, University of Agder, keynote: Migrations and Nations: Historical Perspectives on Current Border Crossings, June 1, 2018.

Conference Papers (2019)

Historizing the Archeological Dig, 25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, University of Berne, September 4-6, 2019.

Anthropology and the Marcos Regime: Complicit Postcolonial Knowledge during the Cold War between the Philippines and the United States, 25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, University of Berne, September 4-6, 2019.

Chicago Social Scientists in the Philippines:Navigating Whiteness at the Nexus of the Cold War and Decolonization,Memory Studies Association: Third Annual Conference: Complutense University, Madrid, June 25-28, 2019.

Chicago Anthropologists, Workshop on Cold War Social Sciences, University of Toronto, Canada, May, 22-23, 2019.

Anthropology across the Pacific, Workshop: “Knowledge and the Cold War: Histories of the (Social) Sciences and Environmental Studies”, UiA, 2019.

General outreach

Commentary: U.S. civil rights movement on Swiss national TV “10vor10: Wurzeln des Rassismus” on August 20, 2014

https://www.srf.ch/play/tv/10vor10/video/wurzeln-des-rassismus?id=7f69f8ea-6dcb-4041-bc49-a3e366cc1097&station=69e8ac16-4327-4af4-b873-fd5cd6e895a7

 

Scientific publications

  • Wirth, Christa Santina (2019). Jocano’s Digging for a Pre-Colonial Past at Santa Ana in Manila: Nation-Building at the Nexus of the Cold War and Decolonization. Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia. ISSN: 0004-4679. 55s 150 - 155.
  • Wirth, Christa Santina (2019). Migrations and nations: Historical perspectives on current border crossings. Historisk Tidsskrift (Norge). ISSN: 0018-263X. 98 (4). s 297 - 308. doi:10.18261/issn.1504-2944-2019-04-02.
  • Wirth, Christa Santina (2018). Movements, Sites, and Encounters of (Post)colonial Knowledge in and of the Pacific. The Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies.. ISBN: 9781138718364. Routledge. Chapter 11. s 110 - 116.
  • Wirth, Christa Santina (2018). Wirth, Christa. The Creation of a Postcolonial Subject: The Chicago and Ateneo de Manila Schools and the Peace Corps in the Philippines, 1960-1970.. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. ISSN: 0022-5061. 54s 5 - 24.
  • Wirth, Christa Santina; Eichenberger, Pierre; David, Thomas; Haller, Lea; Leimgruber, Matthieu; Schär, Bernhard (2017). Beyond Switzerland: Reframing the Swiss Historical Narrative in Light of Transnational History. Traverse. Zeitschrift für Geschichte / Revue d'histoire. ISSN: 1420-4355. (1). s 137 - 152.
  • Wirth, Christa Santina (2017). Gewaltige Hitze: Apocalypse Now – Film, Ereignis und Roman: In: Berger Ziauddin, Silvia, Eugster, David, Wirth, Christa (Eds).Der kalte Krieg: Kältegrade eines globalen Konflikts.. Nach Feierabend: Das Zürcher Jahrbuch für Wissensgeschichte. ISSN: 2235-4654. 12s 61 - 84.
  • Wirth, Christa Santina; Berger Ziauddin, Silvia; Eugster, David (2017). James Bond fährt Ski: Ein Versuch über die Kälte des Kalten Kriege. In: Berger Ziauddin, Silvia, Eugster, David, Wirth, Christa (Eds.). Der kalte Krieg: Kältegrade eines globalen Konflikts.. Nach Feierabend: Das Zürcher Jahrbuch für Wissensgeschichte. ISSN: 2235-4654. s 7 - 16.
  • Wirth, Christa Santina; Lüthi, Barbara (2020). The Nexus of Agency – Knowledge in Migration Studies.
  • Wirth, Christa Santina (2019). “Historizing the Archeological Dig”, 25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, University of Berne, September 4-6.
  • Wirth, Christa Santina (2019). “Anthropology and the Marcos Regime: Complicit Postcolonial Knowledge during the Cold War between the Philippines and the United States”, 25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, University of Berne, September 4-6.
  • Wirth, Christa Santina (2019). “Chicago Social Scientists in the Philippines: Navigating Whiteness at the Nexus of the Cold War and Decolonization”, Memory Studies Association: Third Annual Conference: Complutense University, Madrid.
  • Wirth, Christa Santina (2019). “Chicago Anthropologists”, Workshop on Cold War Social Sciences, University of Toronto.
  • Wirth, Christa Santina (2019). “Anthropology across the Pacific”, Workshop: “Knowledge and the Cold War: Histories of the (Social) Sciences and Environmental Studies”, UiA.
  • Wirth, Christa Santina (2019). “Make America Mexican Again: Two Centuries of U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings”. Lørdagsuniversitet i Kristiansand – Saturday University. Teateret/Theater Kristiansand.

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