Gerald Power, Ph.D.

Gerald Power completed a Liberal Arts degree at the American College Dublin before undertaking doctoral studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His PhD thesis (2009) was published in 2012 as A European Frontier Elite: The Nobility of the English Pale in Tudor Ireland, 1496-1566. He jointly edited the collection of essays on Ireland and the Czech Lands: Connections and Comparisons in History and Culture (Bern, 2014). Dr. Power’s research interests have recently broadened to encompass problems in modern British foreign policy. He has published studies on the reception of Margaret Thatcher in the Czech lands, British cultural diplomacy in the Arabian Gulf, and is currently working on an AAU internal grant project focusing on the activities of the British Council in Cold War-Czechoslovakia. Dr Power co-organizes the annual ‘Roundtable in Anglo-American Studies’ at AAU; he has been chair of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences’ department of history and philosophy since 2022.