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 a researcher, an academic and a 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/
I am 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):
- 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
- World War One Prisoners of War
- Translation and Subtitling (German>English focus)
- Pedagogy including physical, virtual and blended learning
- Mental Health in a Higher Education / Year Abroad context.
I have taught at the universities of Cardiff, Leeds and Newcastle.
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.
I write – mainly academic related work but occasionally I also write children’s stories.