Heather L. Gumbert
Department of History
220 Stanger St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-8378 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Gumbert is an associate professor of history at Virginia Tech. She is currently researching the transnational history of television in the twentieth century, as well as a more focused work on the emergence and growth of industrial television centers in cities that became significant nodes in postwar networks of circulation and exchange.
- Modern Europe/ Germany
- Cultural History
- Television and Media Studies
- Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin
- M.A. The University of Texas at Austin
- B.A. Trent University
- Associate Chair, Department of History, 2016-
- Executive Editor, Virginia Tech Undergraduate Historical Review, Virginia Tech, 2014-
- Faculty Principal, The Honors Residential College 2013—2014
- American Historical Association (AHA)
- German Studies Association (GSA)
- Excellence in Administration Award, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech, 2019
- Edward S. Diggs Teaching Scholar Award, Virginia Tech, 2015
- Favorite Faculty Award, Division of Student Affairs, Virginia Tech, 2012 and 2014
- Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech, 2013
- Barnes F. Lathrop Prize for Best Dissertation in History, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007
Envisioning Socialism: Television and the Cold War in the German Democratic Republic (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2014).
"Exploring Transnational Media Exchange in the 1960s" in VIEW: Journal of European Television History and Culture 3, no. 5 (2014), 50-59.
“Cold War Theaters: Cosmonaut Titov at the Berlin Wall” in Into the Cosmos: Space Exploration, Culture and Soviet Society in the Khrushchev and Cold War Era, edited by James Andrews and Asif Siddiqi (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), 240-262.
“Constructing a Socialist Landmark: the Berlin Television Tower” in Berlin, Divided City, edited by Philip Broadbent and Sabine Hake (Providence, R.I.: Berghahn, 2010), 89-99.
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