Eirini Karamouzi is Lecturer of Contemporary history with specialisation in Southern Europe. She works on the history of European integration and its connection to the Cold War. She has held fellowships at EUI, Yale and the LSE. Her first book Greece, the EEC and the Cold War, 1974-1979. The Second Enlargement reveals the rationale behind Europe’s decision to accept Greece in its circle and details the dynamics of the accession negotiations in the evolving environment of detente and the rise of the Left in Southern Europe. She is currently finishing an edited volume on the Balkans in the Cold War.
Her current project looks at peace movements during the Cold War Euromissile crisis from NATO’s December 1979 dual- track decision to the signing of the INF in Washington in December 1987. In contrast to the majority of studies that have focused on American and Western European anti-nuclear activism, the proposed project will investigate the mass movements in the neglected Southern flank of NATO, and in particular Greece and Italy.