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Prof. Helena Pohlandt-McCormick

MA Communications (Ludwig Maximilians University),  MA Journalism (Michigan), PhD History (Minnesota)


Helena Pohlandt-McCormick is an Associate Professor in the department. She was born in Germany and grew up in Johannesburg. She completed an MA in Communications at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich in 1984 and an MA in Journalism at the University of Michigan in 1986, where she worked as a journalist for the Detroit News. She completed her Ph. D. in 1999 at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on the Eastern Cape, postapartheid history and postcolonial theory, philosophy of history and epistemology, archival studies and gender/sexuality studies. She is a contributor to a collection of essays entitled Archive Stories: Evidence, Experience, History (Duke University Press, 2005). Her book, “I Saw a Nightmare …” Doing Violence to Memory: The Soweto Uprising, June 16, 1976 was published by Columbia University Press and the American Historical Association in 2005. She has previously taught at the University of Minnesota and at Simon Fraser University in Canada.


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