Irene Karamouzis

Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in History

Irene Karamouzis received her PhD in International History and her MSc in European Politics and Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has a BA in History and Archaeology from the University of Athens. Her doctoral thesis entitled “Greece’s Path to EEC membership, 1974-1979: The View from Brussels” is a fascinating case study of the history of enlargement, of European integration and finally of Cold War in the late 1970s. This first detailed archival-based study of the second enlargement is due to appear next year with Palgrave Macmillan. She is currently a postdoctoral associate of Hellenic Studies at the Macmillan Center and Lecturer in European Studies and History teaching courses in Modern Greek, European and Balkan history. She was previously the Pinto Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at LSE IDEAS at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is currently Book review Editor of the Cold War History Journal and Deputy Head of the Balkan International Affairs Programme, LSE IDEAS a research center dedicated to the studies of international affairs, diplomacy and grant strategy. Currently, she is co-editing a book on ‘Balkans in the Cold War’ and is interested in the transatlantic relationship regarding Southern Europe in the turbulent decade of the 1970s.