UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


2021 BASEES Postgraduate Prize Winners

13 April 2021

George Bodie

Congratulations to Dr George Bodie, SSEES alumnus, and Tamar Koplatadze, DPhil candidate at University of Oxford, who are joint winners of the BASEES Postgraduate Prize 2021. Dr Bodie's winning article is titled ‘’It is a Shame we are Not Neighbours’: GDR Tourist Cruises to Cuba, 1961–89’ and was published in Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 55/no. 2, (2020), pp. 411-434. This article was based on George's research thesis ‘Global GDR? Sovereignty, legitimacy, and decolonisation in the German Democratic Republic, 1960-1989’, which he successfully completed last year under the supervision of Prof Wendy Bracewell and Dr Kristin Roth-Ey at SSEES.