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First Name
Last Name
Young Harris College
Website URL
Everyday life in East Germany and a united Germany, post-socialist transition in the former East Germany, local history of the socialist model-city Eisenhüttenstadt
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About Me

Larissa is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Religious Studies at Young Harris College, a small liberal arts college located in the mountains of northern Georgia, where she teaches classes in German, European, and world history. Before joining YHC’s Faculty in August 2020, she received her Ph.D. in European History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2020, where she also earned her M.A. in 2014. She received her B.A. in History and German from Willamette University in Salem, OR in 2011.

Larissa’s research has been supported by the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at the Free University of Berlin, where she was a fellow during the 2015-2016 academic year. Her work has also been supported by the Central European History Society and the Graduate School at UNC.

Recent Publications

Review of Back to the Postindustrial Future: An Ethnography of Germany’s Fastest-Shrinking City, by Felix Ringel. EuropeNow, published 2 July 2018.

Review of Four Germanys: A Chronicle of the Schorcht Family, by Donald S. Pitkin, The Public Historian 39:4 (November 2017): 182-183.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
East Germany, Germany
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
7, 8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Local & Regional, Urban History, Women