MA, Germanic Studies, UBC, 2016
Adv. B.A., History, University of Manitoba, 2005

Laura Isakov is a Ph.D. student in Germanic Studies in the CENES Department at the University of British Columbia. As a research assistant she continues to build on her MA research in 19th century epistolary culture. She is interested in exploring notions and intersections of identity, individuality, agency, and control. Her current research focuses on concepts and narratives of treason in German literature and film, with an emphasis on works from 1945 – 2000.

Research Interests

Collective Social Memory, the Holocaust and Wiedervereinigung
Germany and the East
Epistolary Culture
Medieval History

Laura is a research assistant for the SSHRC Charlotte Schiller project with Dr. Gaby Pailer and Dr. Florian Gassner.


“Anya” – short story in Douglas College’s 2014 edition of Pearls


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