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Dr. Larissa Stiglich

Assistant Professor of History - Humanities

(706) 379-5112

Dr. Larissa Stiglich is a European historian specializing in modern German history. Since joining the faculty of Young Harris College in Fall 2020, she has enjoyed teaching a variety of classes in German, European, and world history.

Dr. Stiglich’s specific research interests include the history of East Germany and the process of German unification and post-socialist transition. Her research has been supported by the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at the Free University of Berlin, where she was a fellow during the 2015-2016 academic year. Her work has also been supported by the Central European History Society and the Graduate School at UNC. Dr. Stiglich is currently working on a monograph project about everyday life and postsocialist transition in the former socialist model city, Eisenhüttenstadt.

Outside of the classroom, Dr. Stiglich enjoys staying active by running, playing soccer, hiking, and spinning. She also likes to explore the beautiful region around YHC by taking longer camping and backpacking trips when time allows. Dr. Stiglich is originally from the Pacific Northwest and she’ll never miss an opportunity to tell you about it.


  • Ph.D. History, University of North Carolina
  • M.A. History, University of North Carolina
  • B.A. German & History, Willamette University
Areas of Teaching Specialties/Research Interests: 
  • Modern European History
  • German History
  • World History
  • Central & Eastern European History
  • Women’s & gender history