Originally from Dublin, I was raised bilingually (English & German) and was awarded a First Class Honours Bachelor Degree from Trinity College Dublin in History and Sociology in 2005. I have over ten years experience in a variety of different research contexts and areas and was awarded a PhD from University College London in 2013 in Modern German Political History (GDR/DDR).
I have a strong interest in bilateral Irish-German relations and following from this, I was employed for a number of years with the Irish Embassy in Berlin as a Public Diplomacy and Cultural Affairs Assistant. Since May 2017 I have been employed with the German Goethe-Institut in Ireland as a Programme Coordinator. The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany whose aim is to promote inter-cultural dialogue and foster international cultural cooperation.
Dr Julie Deering-Kraft (Professional Historian)
- PhD, University College London, Modern German History, 2013
- German History Society Postgraduate Bursary, 2011