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.