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Dr George Bodie is a Lecturer in History at Goldsmiths University of London. His research explores how ideas of socialist internationalism and solidarity are constructed and formed, and how these ideas have shaped action and behaviour at the level of everyday life. His published work includes an article on trade union tourism between the GDR and Cuba in the Journal of Contemporary History which was awarded the British Association for Slavonic & East European Studies Postgraduate Prize for Best Scholarly Article by a Postgraduate Student; a forthcoming article in the Journal of Cold War Studies which focuses on the experiences and ideological beliefs of African trade unionists who came to study in the GDR in the 1960s; and a book chapter examining depictions of Mozambique in GDR foreign news broadcasting during the early-to-mid 1970s. He is currently working on a book which explores links between East Germany and the postcolonial world.

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