American Interpretations of European Realignments
Gry Thomasen to begin as PhD student in the Foreign Policy and EU Studies Unit
As of February 1st, Gry Thomasen started as PhD Student, affiliated to the Foreign Policy and EU Studies Unit at DIIS. Gry holds an MA in History from the University of Copenhagen (2008). She previously worked at DIIS on a commissioned work dealing with Greenland’s colonial status and as Research Assistant on the report “The Marshal’s Baton”. She was most recently employed as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Military History at the Royal Danish Defence College.
Her PhD project, carrying the working title: “American Interpretations of European Realignments”, sets out to analyse the American reception and interpretations of two European developments that helped break the balance in transatlantic relationship: Willy Brandt’s Ostpolitik (1966 to1974) and Britain’s admittance to the EEC (1967 to 1973). The project is a part of the collective research project: “An epoch-making decade: ‘The long 1970s’ and European-transatlantic transformation processes in political culture, discourse and power” situated at the University of Copenhagen, Saxo Institute, Section of History.