Hilton, Laura

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Laura Hilton

Professor of History, Department Chair
Schwartz Faculty Scholar
115 Cambridge Hall
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Research Interests
- Post-1945 German History
- Displaced persons and refugees
- Rumor culture
- The Holocaust
PhD, The Ohio State University
MA, Fordham University
BA, The College of New Rochelle

Dr. Hilton began teaching at Muskingum University in the fall of 2001. She teaches both halves of the World History survey (HIST 111 and 112), 200-level courses on the Holocaust and the First World War, and upper-level courses on Modern Europe.

She is the co-editor of Understanding and Teaching the Holocaust, published by University of Wisconsin Press in 2020. She has most recently published “Memorialization, Reconciliation, and Reflection: Teaching the Aftermaths of Genocide in Postwar Europe and Rwanda,” in The History Teacher in 2021 and “Who Was Worthy,” in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 2018. She is working on two projects, a book-length monograph about the rumor culture in postwar Germany and an examination of the roles played by gender and emotions among stateless refugees following the Second World War in Europe.

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