Berduc is a second-year history PhD student at Cornell University working broadly on transnational radicalism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His project looks at global anarchist networks developed between Europe and Latin America in the years 1848-1929, with a focus on Buenos Aires. While most of Argentina’s anarchist migrants came from Italy, many prominent expropriative anarchists also immigrated from Russia and Germany, bringing with them various revolutionary repertoires and ideas developed through underground work. In Berduc's research, he explores the emergence of labor internationalism through the aesthetic and scientific discursive practices developed by anarchism as a specific type of socialism before the Cold War. His project works to understand the broader role of radical socialism in creating a new imaginary and conception of everyday life before the Soviet Union’s hegemony on the left in the 20th century.
Graduate student at Cornell University