Sean Wyer

Ph.D. Candidate

Sean Wyer joined Berkeley’s Italian Studies Department in 2019. He holds a 2023-4 Charlotte Newcombe Fellowship, and is working to complete his doctoral dissertation on multicultural heritage and cosmopolitan political rhetoric in contemporary Sicily.
In 2022, he held a three-month Ralegh Radford Rome Award, residing at the British School at Rome, and an Emslie Horniman Scholarship from the Royal Anthropological Institute. In 2021, he was awarded a Graduate Student Research Grant from the American Ethnological Society towards his fieldwork in Sicily.
Sean is currently based in the U.K., where he works as a Lecturer in Italian at Balliol College, Oxford. He also writes about food and culture, often with an Italian focus.
He has a First Class B.A. in Italian and German from Balliol College, Oxford. Prior to doctoral studies he trained as a lawyer in an international firm based in London, where he qualified as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.
He is a co-founder of Berkeley’s Italian Migration Studies Working Group.