About me




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.


Modern German History; East Germany; Fascism; Communism; Socialism; Grassroots; Oral History; Post War; Political Transition

Member Details

Full Name

Dr Julie Deering-Kraft (Professional Historian)

Membership Type

Professional Historian



- PhD, University College London, Modern German History, 2013
- BA (1.1), Trinity College Dublin, History and Sociology, 2005


- German History Society Postgraduate Bursary, 2011
- Eleanor Grove Scholarship for Women Students, University College London, 2010
- Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), 2008
- Margaret Richardson Award, University College London, 2008