Portrait of Dr Aurelie Basha i Novosejt

Dr Aurelie Basha i Novosejt

Lecturer in American history


Dr Aurelie Basha completed her undergraduate studies and PhD at the London School of Economics in the International History department and has a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School. She was a Fellow at the London School of Economics and spent several years working in policy and philanthropy, before coming to the School of History at Kent in 2018.

Research interests

To date, Aurelie’s research has concentrated on the history of US national security policy in the Cold War, with a focus on the Vietnam War, civil–military relations and the interaction of defence policy with economics. Her upcoming book (2019) looks at Secretary of Defence Robert McNamara’s role in the Vietnam War. 

Aurelie has received a number of grants and fellowships for her research, including a Majorie Kovler Fellowship from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation, a George C. Marshall/Baruch Fellowship and a Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library Foundation grant.


Aurelie teaches on American history from 1880 onwards.


Aurelie is happy to supervise dissertations on 20th-century US political and military history.

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