Dr Konstantina Maragkou FRHistS, FHEA

Lecturer in Modern European History History


Personal Statement

I am a Modern European Historian with established research interests in political and diplomatic aspects of the Cold War, as well as the history of Human Rights and transnational activism. Following studies at the Universities of London, McGill, and Cambridge, I held academic appointments at LSE, NYU, Yale, and Newcastle University. My first book examined British relations with the Greek Colonels (1967-74), and I currently work on my second monograph that investigates the impact of the international mobilisation against the Greek Colonels on the emboldening of the international Human Rights regime. Following the unearthing of a fascinating archive, I have also started developing an interest in the evolution of female activism on environmental issues during the latest era of the Anthropocene.