Graduate Student Directory

Clara Bergamini
  • Title
    • PhD Student
  • Division Graduate Studies Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 150
  • Office Hours By appointment
  • Mail Stop History Department

Summary of Expertise

Teaching Assistance Experience:

HIS-78 History of Modern Authoritarianism in Europe and Beyond

HIS 105 Nations and Nationalism

HIS 44 Modern South Asia, 1500 to Present

HIS 150E History and Memory in the Okinawa Islands

Research Interests


19th-20th century Japan

19th-20th century East Asia

Empire & colonialism

Nation-building & nationalism


Disaster studies

Environmental studies

Social history

Environmental history

Political history


1896 Meiji Sanriku Earthquake

1923 Kanto Earthquake

1933 Sanriku Earthquake

Biography, Education and Training


B.A., Anthropology, California State University, Chico

B.A., Humanities, California State University, Chico

M.A., History, University of California, Santa Cruz


CV - 2022


Honors, Awards and Grants

Outstanding Student in Humanities Award • CSU Chico 2017

Outstanding Research Project in Anthropology Award • CSU Chico 2017

Jean Nedrow Kutz Foundation Scholarship • CSU Chico 2013

USAC Spring Scholarship • 2015

Research and Creativity Grant • CSU Chico 2014

Research and Creativity Grant • CSU Chico 2016

Regents Fellowship • UC Santa Cruz 2019-2020

Mellon IHR Grad Fellowship • UC Santa Cruz 2020

THI Graduate Student Success Fellowship • UC Santa Cruz 2020

THI Graduate Student Success Fellowship • UC Santa Cruz 2021

Irvine Memorial Fellowship for graduate study and coursework • UC Santa Cruz 2020

Graduate Certificate in Teaching for Equity • Spring 2021

National Humanities Center Graduate Student Summer Residency 2021 • Summer 2021 

SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program • UC Santa Cruz 2022

Teaching Interests

Empire in Modern East Asia

Modern Japan

Environmental Global History

History of Disaster