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Yuliya Komska, Assistant Professor of German, studied in her native Lviv, Ukraine, at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, and at Colby College before receiving her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2008. Her research focuses on the cultural history of the Cold War across the blocs. Her first book manuscript, The Icon Curtain: The Cold War's Quiet Border plots a cultural genealogy of the Iron Curtain beyond its military, political, social, and economic functions and is currently under review. Her ongoing research project, Cold War Radio in the Golden Age of Television, 1950-1967, is a transatlantic cultural history of Radio Free Europe, a key broadcaster across the continental divide. It maps intersections between radio and television in films made for its U.S. audiences. At the moment, she is guest-editing a special radio-themed issue of German Politics and Society. Her work has appeared in German Life and Letters, New German Critique, and German Politics and Society and been supported by Andrew D. Mellon, Luigi Einaudi, and DAAD Dissertation Fellowships. Her teaching interests include, among other topics, 20th- and 21st-century German literature and culture, transatlantic exchanges, international radio and media, war and conflict, propaganda, and visual studies, as well as travel and belonging. She has been involved in teaching and graduate advising in Comparative Literature.
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