Niels Bjerre-Poulsen






Niels Bjerre-Poulsen
Associate Professor

Center for American Studies
University of Southern Denmark
Campusvej 55
DK-5230 Odense M
Tel: +45 6550 3133

 Niels Bjerre-Poulsen is Associate Professor in American history at the Center for American Studies. He holds a Ph.D. degree in American history from the University of California, Santa Barbara (1993) and specializes in political history, American political culture and American foreign relations. He has previously taught at the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University, and the Copenhagen Business School, where he was Director of the Center for the Study of the Americas (2004-2010). He has also been President of the Nordic Association for American Studies (2005-2007). Bjerre-Poulsen has published widely in the fields of American history and American political culture. His books include Vietnamkrigen - En International Historie 1945-1975 (Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 2015), Projections of Power in the Americas (with Jan Gustafsson & Helene Balslev Clausen, eds) (New York: Routledge, 2012), Right Face; Organizing the Conservative Movement, 1945-65 (Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press/University of Copenhagen, 2002), and USA: Historie og Identitet. Second revised and expanded version (Aarhus: Systime, 2010). Niels Bjerre-Poulsen is one of the most widely used commentators on American politics for Danish public radio and the national television networks, as well as a frequent contributor of opinions and analyses on American politics to Danish newspapers. In 2015, he received “Forskningsformidlingsprisen” - University of Southern Denmark’s prize for research dissemination.

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