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Kathleen M. Burk <email@example.com>
University College London
My primary research interests are Anglo-American and European-American relations.
I am currently working on a book on the clash between all of the empires in the 19th century
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European History / Studies
I have a double major in history and political science from Berkeley, and an MA and DPhil from Oxford. I was the Rhodes Research Fellow for North America and the Caribbean at Oxford 1977-80. Since then I have taught at two of the colleges of the University of London; since 1990 I have been at University College London (UCL), the original University of London and the largest college, and now virtually a separate university.
I have published 11 books, 8 of them monographs and the others edited collections which I put together. The monographs include 'Old World, New World: Great Britain and America From the Beginning' (2007 in Britain/2008 in the US); 'Troublemaker: The Life and History of A.J.P. Taylor' (2000); '"Goodbye, Great Britain": The 1976 IMF Crisis', with Alec Cairncross (1992); and 'Britain, America and the Sinews of War 1914-1918' (1985). I have also published a book on wine, 'Is This Bottle Corked? The Secret Life of Wine', with Michael Bywater (2008 in Britain/2009 in the US). A significant review essay was 'The Marshall Plan: Filling in Some of the Gaps' in Contemporary European History, Vol. 10, no. 2 (July 2001), 267-94.
At UCL I teach upper division seminar classes on Anglo-American relations and on the Marshall Plan. I also act as primary superviser for a number of students who are working on projects on international history or 20th century British history.
I founded, and edited 1989-2001, the journal 'Contemporary European History', which is published by Cambridge University Press.
I have a strong interest in wine, on which I write, and am a member of the panel of judges for the International Wine and Spirits Competition.