Rosalind Hulse


Personal profile

Personal profile

I am a Doctoral researcher and seminar lead in Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, focusing on popular Holocaust memory in America. Before starting my doctoral research, I studied BA in Film, Television and Digital Production and MA in Holocaust Studies at Royal Holloway (2015-2019).  Additionally, between 2019-2021 I worked as Operations Executive for Axiom Media, where I scheduled and coordinated television adverts on many channels (including the Smithsonian Channel). I have extensive experience in media and public affairs, working for Quiller Consultants during the 2017 General Election. I was also a volunteer researcher for the National Secular Society and the Antisemitism Policy Trust.  

Currently, I am researching American Holocaust education and memory between 1967 to 2019. My thesis focuses on memory, media, journalism, history, and politics during the latter half of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first century. Additionally, my project contributes towards the study of public controversies and journalism.

I have written and presented on various topics related to Holocaust media, including Holocaust board games and the recent Holocaust TikTok challenge. With a focus on Holocaust education and teenagers, I presented papers on Holocaust social media at the University of Oxford and the British Association of Holocaust Studies’ annual conference at the University of Winchester in 2022. Recently, I was invited to speak at the University of Oxford on Holocaust film and education as part of their Holocaust Memorial Day “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories” series.

In addition to my research on Holocaust media, my broader interests centre on the representation of history, politics, and trauma in film and television. I am finalising an article on television and industrial Britain’s economic transition during the 1980s.

Research interests:

  • Post-war American cinema
  • Representation of war and atrocities in cinema
  • American collective memory(s) - relating to traumatic historical events
  • Post-war genre
  • The Holocaust, media, and memory


2023-present: Visiting Seminar Tutor - MA2066 Post Classical Hollywood (Second Year, Media Arts)

2022-present: Visiting Seminar Tutor- MA1051: Film and Television Histories (First Year, Media Arts)

Teaching includes:

  • Essay writing support
  • Early American cinema
  • 1920s Hollywood silent cinema
  • Pre-code cinema
  • Post-war cinema
  • New Hollywood

My teaching interests include the history of American and British cinema, post-war genre and post-classical Hollywood, television history and drama, American historical and political cinema, Holocaust film and television, and Hollywood star performances. I have a specific interest and background in the post-war Hollywood Western and the life and work of John Barrymore. 

Educational background

PhD Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London (2021-)

MA Holocaust Studies (Distinction), Royal Holloway, University of London (2018-2019)

BA Film, Television, and Digital Production (First Class Honours), Royal Holloway, University of London (2015-2018) 

Other work

PGR Course Rep for the Department of Media Arts (2021-22)

PGR Forum Rep for the Department of Media Arts (2021-22)

Operations Executive at Axiom Media (2019-2021)


The British Association of American Studies

The British Association of Holocaust Studies

The British Association of Film, Television, and Screen Studies 

Education/Academic qualification

Holocaust Studies, Master of Art, Royal Holloway, University of London

24 Sept 201830 Sept 2019

Film, Television, and Digital Production, Bachelor of Arts, Media Arts, Royal Holloway University of London

21 Sept 20158 Jun 2018