The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Sean Hough

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Ph.D. Student 
Education: BA in History and German Studies at Gettysburg College (2016), MA in Modern History at the Friedrich Schiller Universität of Jena (2018)
Interests: Early Modern and Modern German History, the GDR and Germany post reunification, the American Civil War and the American South post-1865, memory studies and commemoration

My research focuses on "lost causes" or alternatively called "cultures of defeat" as historical phenomena, concentrating on the parallels and peculiarities of the American South in the aftermath the Civil War and the "Ostalgie" of the GDR following German reunification.