School of History, Classics & Archaeology

About our staff

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Dr Fabian Hilfrich


Senior Lecturer; American History


Contact information
Address: Room 00M.34, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place
Telephone: +44 (0)131 651 3236
Office hours: Tuesday, 9-11; Thursday, 10-11; Friday, 14-15

School International Director

Affiliated research centres
Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History

After doing my undergraduate studies in modern history, medieval history, and political science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, I got my M.A. in American history from Washington University in St. Louis. In July 2000, I received my Ph.D. in history from the Freie Universität in Berlin. I have taught U.S. history at the Freie Universität Berlin, German and European history in Riga, Latvia and I have joined the Institute for Contemporary History (foreign office branch in Berlin) as a research fellow in the fall of 2001. In September 2006, I took up my first position at the University of Edinburgh as lecturer in American history. I am now a Senior Lecturer in the School.

External appointments

I am currently the secretary of the Scottish Association for the Study of America ( )

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