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 tourism, urban, and Cold War history, politics and aesthetics, 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. 

In the Spring of 2022, I will be teaching a First-Year Writing Seminar titled: "The Lure of Leisure: A Global History of Modern Tourism."

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

Courses - Spring 2022