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Eirini Karamouzi


Currently Eirini is Lecturer in Contemporary History at the University of Sheffield and A.G. Leventis Fellow at SEESOX, Oxford University.

Eirini was the Max Weber Fellow 2013 - 2014 at the European University Institute and a lecturer of European Studies and History at Yale University and Deputy Head of the Southern Europe International Affairs Programme at LSE IDEAS. She was a Pinto Post-Doctoral Fellow at LSE IDEAS for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Eirini Karamouzi completed her PhD entitled 'Greece's Path to EEC membership, 1974-1979: The View from Brussels' at the International History department of LSE. She has an MSc on European Politics and Governance from the LSE and a BA in History and Archaelogy from University of Athens. She is currently Book Review Editor for the Cold War History Journal. In May 2011. She organised an international conference on 'Balkans in the Cold War' in Athens. She teaches at LSE and Queen Mary mostly on post-war Western Europe.

Her thesis on Greece's accession to the EEC represents a fascinating case-study of the history of enlargement, of European integration and finally of the Cold War in the late 1970s. It is the first detailed archivally-based study of the second enlargement. It is based on an extensive multi-archival and multinational research, including records of the Greek, American, British, French and German governments, of the EEC institutions (Commission, Council of Ministers) and a collection of personal papers.

Areas of Expertise

Post-1945 Western Europe, with particular emphasis on:

  • EU Enlargement policy
  • Cold War and European Integration
  • Southern European history and politics
  • Balkan cooperation in the 1970s
  • Greek Foreign Policy

Selected Publications

  • Greece, the EEC and the Cold War 1974-1979: The Second Enlargement (Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World), (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
  • ‘Managing the ‘Helsinki Spirit’ in the Balkans: Greece’s Initiative for Balkan Cooperation, 1975-1976’, Diplomacy & Statecraft (forthcoming, Dec 2013 )
  • "Telling the Whole Story: America, EEC and Greece in the 1970s", In: Antonio Varsori & Guia Migani (eds.) Europe in the International Arena during the 1970s: Entering a different world. ( Brussels : Peter Lang , 2011 )
  • "Enlargement Policy and Identity Formation. A Reciprocal relationship", In: Marloes Beers& Jenny Raflic (eds.) National Cultures and Common Identity ( Brussels : Peter Lang, 2010)
  • 'Can Greece meet the challenge', IDEAS TODAY (2010)