Researcher, Academic, Writer.
I’m guessing you’re here because you’re interested in all things German Studies, Memory Studies, Identity, Higher Education, Research…or maybe you just stumbled across it by accident – in any case Herzlich Willkommen one and all!
I’m Dr Hilary Potter, and I’m an academic, a freelance researcher, translator and writer.
I am also the co-chair of UCML’s (University Council of Modern Languages) Early Career Academic Special Interest Group. You can read more about this here: https://university-council-modern-languages.org/early-career-academics/ and you can find out about our Code of Best Practice here: Code of Best Practice for Early Career Academic Employment.
From 2020-2023 I have been a contributing editor to the Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies (YWMLS)
I’m a member of the academic precariat, so if you’re looking for a project collaborator, please feel free to get in touch! I’d love to hear from you.
My research interests include (but are not limited to):
- Education and Pedagogical practice
- Materials writing
- Coaching and mentoring
- German culture
- Memory and Identity
- The Weimar Republic and its perceived contemporary resonances
- The influence of the populist right on remembrance
- German-Jewish pasts
- The Rosenstrasse Protest and its representations
- Translation (German>English focus) including supporting academic research and projects through translation.
- Pedagogy including physical, virtual and blended learning
- Audio Feedback
- Mental Health in a Higher Education / Year Abroad context.
I have taught at the universities of Cardiff, Leeds, Newcastle and Royal Holloway, University of London, and most recently the University of York. I have also worked for the awarding body WJEC/Eduqas. I am open to offers of work.
I gained my BA, CELTA and PhD at the University of Bath. I completed my Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) whilst at the University of Leeds and my Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) whilst at Royal Holloway.