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Katherine Anthony

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Research interests

My research interests focus on the following:

  • Eurocentric History
  • Genocide Studies
  • 20th and 21st Century Human Rights Violations & Prevention
  • Propaganda Development
  • Digital Media’s Impact on History (both Past and Present)
  • Authoritarian Regimes and the subsequent resistance movements they birth.

In addition to my interest in digital media, I am intrigued by the interdisciplinary development of memes and I aim to study how society’s cancel culture, sustained by said digital media, exists in all forms – the just, unjust and neutral.

Regions of particular interest include

  • Germany
  • The Soviet Union/ Russian Federation
  • Former Yugoslavia
  •  The United States in the 20th and 21st centuries

My Ph.D. research revolves around the comparison of 20th-century Authoritarian Governments (specifically Nazism) and the United States (specifically Trumpism), within a global context. Through a micro-analysis within different mediums of media (Tiktok versus Cinema, Reddit versus written publication, Twitter versus spoken word), the hope is to connect traditional authoritarianism with a modern new form and how the concept of a meme is ever-changing - a mutation of itself. 

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Royal Holloway University of London

1 Sep 201830 Sep 2019

Award Date: 30 Sep 2019


1 Aug 201318 Dec 2017

Award Date: 18 Dec 2017


  • E151 United States (General)
  • D204 Modern History
  • DD Germany
  • D731 World War II
  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
  • DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
  • DR Balkan Peninsula
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • JC Political theory
  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR


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