Maelia DuBois is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of History at UC Berkeley. Her first field is in Late Modern European History, and her secondary fields are Global Colonial & Imperial History and Reproductive Demography. Maelia’s geographic and temporal specialization is in 19th and early 20th century Germany, with a focus on imperialism, colonialism, women’s history, reproduction, and migration.
Maelia is a fellow at Digital Humanities at Berkeley, and her work involves the use of text analysis to document demographic changes related to German overseas imperialism and colonial migration during the Wilhelmine period. Previously, she has conducted research on German imperial exploration during the Scramble for Africa, and the role that competition with the British played in German colonial propaganda related to the annexation of Eastern Africa during the 1880s and 1890s.
Maelia is pleased to serve as a representative of the Institute of European Studies through her participation in the Designated Emphasis program, as well as through service as a delegate to the Berkeley Graduate Assembly and as current president of Der Kreis, the German History Working Group.