Status: PhD Candidate

Adviser: Konrad H. Jarausch

Graduate Email: hillaker@live.unc.edu


Curriculum Vitae

Education

B.A. University of Florida, 2011
M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014
M.A. Thesis: ‘‘Half of the Picture: Representations of East Germany in GDR Review, 1958- 1989’’

Research Interests

My dissertation is entitled: “Promising a Better Germany: Competing Cultural Diplomacies between West and East Germany, 1949-1990.” My research interests include twentieth-century German and European history, media history, and the cultural history of politics. Methodologically, I am particularly interested in intermediality, the relationship between different kinds of media, and memory.

Courses Offered

Instructor of Record:

  • HIST 252 Politics, Society and Culture in Modern Germany (1871-1945)

Graduate Student Instructor:

  • HIST 351 Global History of Warfare
  • HIST 159 Twentieth-Century Europe
  • HIST 262 History of the Holocaust
  • HIST 206 Statecraft, Diplomacy, and War: 1815-1945
  • HIST 259 Women and Gender in Europe, 18th-20th Century
  • HIST 140 The World Since 1945