Clelia Caruso

German Historical Institute

Clelia Caruso was a Research Fellow at the Institute from 2011 to 2014. Her research at the intersection of social and cultural history transcends national boundaries and approaches migration and technology from the perspectives of transnational and entangled history. She studied and worked as a research fellow at the University of Trier, where she completed her Ph.D. in 2010. Her thesis Eigene Welt? Der transnationale Sozialraum italienischer Arbeitsmigranten in Seraing (1946-1990) is currently under revision for publication in the Industrielle Welt (Böhlau) series. She co-edited Postwar Mediterranean Migration to Western Europe: Legal and Political Frameworks, Social Mobility and Memory (Peter Lang, 2008). In her current research on the culture of the telephone in the United States and Germany she examines how the telephone became a technical object of everyday life. The concurrent changes in its usage and interpretations are read in view of an emerging mindset of modernity.