Research Assistant at the University of Zürich (support)
Cristian Consuegra completed his Bachelor of Arts in History at the University of Bern in 2018. In his B.A. thesis (2018) he analysed eighteenth-century Bernese judicial records, examining how local patricians were punished for petty criminal activities related to forbidden card games. At the same university, with a major in medieval and early modern history and a minor in edition philology, he completed his Master of Arts in 2021. In his M.A. thesis, Cristian Consuegra used Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, French and English travelogues in order to examine continuities and discontinuities in senegambian agriculture, cattle breeding and culinary practices in Senegambia during the first Atlantic age (15th-17th centuries). He was a member of the student council of the Historical Institute (2014-2018) and an intern at the State Archive of Lucerne (2016-2017). He is currently working as a guide at the Museum Altes Zeughaus in Soluthurn, as a research fellow in the SNSF project Foodways in West Africa. An Integrated Approach on Pots, Animals and Plants (Sinergia) and as a research assistant in the research project Atlantic Italies. Economic and Cultural Entanglements (15th-19th Centuries).