Aimée Plukker

PhD Candidate


I am a historian of modern and contemporary Europe, with a focus on cultural, intellectual and transnational history. My research interests include the history of tourism, urban history, Cold War history, critical theory, and visual studies. My dissertation, tentatively titled Europe Calling: The Marshall Plan, U.S. Tourism to Europe, and the Making of "the West", examines how post-WWII U.S. tourism to Western Europe contributed to the creation of "the West" as a cultural and political identity. 

I am also the Reviews Editor of the Journal of Tourism History. Previously, I worked as an Editorial Assistant for the Low Countries Historical Review (BMGN)

Committee: Enzo Traverso & Claudia Verhoeven (advisors), Aziz Rana