Professor Tanja Bueltmann
Professor in History, Northumbria University
I studied at the universities of Bielefeld (Germany) and Edinburgh for my MA in British Cultural Studies, History and Sociology. With a strong background in Scottish History, I then moved to New Zealand in early 2006 to pursue my doctoral research on the country’s Scottish immigrant community. Funded by the New Zealand government, I completed my PhD at the end of 2008; it was published, in 2011, as Scottish Ethnicity and the Making of New Zealand Society, 1850 to 1930. I returned to Europe in early 2009, when I was appointed to join the History team at Northumbria University.
Apart from looking at the history of the Scots abroad and Scottish immigrant communities, I was also Co-Investigator of the AHRC funded project ‘Locating the Hidden Diaspora: The English in North America in Transatlantic Perspective, 1760-1950’. A monograph from that project, co-authored with Prof Don MacRaild, was recently published as The English Diaspora in North America: Migration, Ethnicity and Association, 1730s-1950s.