Adviser: Konrad H. Jarausch

Graduate Email: hillaker@live.unc.edu

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’’
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2019
Ph.D. Thesis: ““Presenting a Better Germany: Competing Cultural Diplomacies between East and West Germany, 1949-1990”

Research Interests

My dissertation is entitled: “Presenting a Better Germany: Competing Cultural Diplomacies between East and West 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.