- Research Program Mentor
PhD candidate at University of California San Diego
European history, history of emotions, Spanish, literary analysis
BioHello! My name is Saribel and I'm a 4th year History PhD Student at the University of California San Diego. My research looks at the role of emotions in the Spanish democratic transition (1975-1982). I broadly study modern Europe, transitions to democracy, and civic democratic participation. I'm an avid 'gym-rat,' hiker, and love to interact with people! Research informs a lot of my academic and personal life and I hope to share my tips and tricks with fellow students.
Atomic Fears: The Role of Emotions in National Discourse
After the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, atomic scientists saw the destructive and dangerous force of atomic bombs. How did fear of the impact of atomic destruction, in its different manifestations, begin to permeate the national discourse? The threat of personal and civil devastation hung over the nation's consciousness, and a paranoid fear kept its citizens on edge. This project would use of letters written between atomic scientists in the 1940s digitized through the Dear Professor Einstein Project. http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/omeka/exhibits/show/ecas/the-fear/fear-main