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

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Office Hours

Spring 2023

In-person (270 Evans): Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. In-person office hours are drop-in (no appointment necessary).

Zoom appointments: Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and Thursdays 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. See below for appointment booking information.

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 in Media Studies: The Ad: A Global History
MS 190: Special Topics in Media Studies: Manipulative Messages: Propaganda and Conspiracy Theories
MS 190: Special Topics in Media Studies: A Guide to Your Self: Media, Personality, and Identity
MS 190: Special Topics in Media Studies: The Music Video
MS 199: Supervised Independent Study for Internship Credit

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.