Dr Hilary Potter

Dr Hilary Potter


I joined the University of Leeds in 2016.

I obtained my PhD from the University of Bath (2014) before undertaking a post as Lecturer in German at Cardiff University.

In 2018 I published my monograph Remembering Rosenstrasse: History, Memory, Identity in Contemporary Germany (Peter Lang)

Research interests

My research is focused on questions of memory and identity with a focus on Germany. I am interested in the intersections between culture, history, politics and notions of the self and nationhood. My primary focus is on German-Jewish identity. My work is interdisciplinary, analysing a range of media from historical debate through to popular literature, film and memorialisation. I also work on contemporary representations of Weimar in German popular culture. I am interested in the intersections between Germaness and Britishness.


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  • PhD
  • BA (Hons)
  • Fellow of the HEA

Professional memberships

  • Higher Education Academy
  • Association for German Studies Great Britain and Ireland
  • WIGS (Women in German Studies)

Student education

I teach at undergraduate and MA level in German and in Translation, as well as on cornerstoen modules. I teach across a range of areas including German culture, history and politics, as well as German-English translation (all levels)

Research groups and institutes

  • German