Timothy D. Snyder, who has been named the Bird White Housum Professor of History, focuses his teaching and scholarship on modern East European political history.
His 2010 book “Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin,” was cited on a dozen “book of the year” lists, was a New York Times bestseller, and won two prizes. It has been translated into 20 languages. His other books include “The Red Prince: The Secret Lives of a Habsburg Archduke,” “Sketches from a Secret War: A Polish Artist’s Mission To Liberate Soviet Ukraine,” “The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999,” and “Nationalism, Marxism, and Modern Central Europe: A Biography of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz, 1872-1905.” He is the co-editor of “Wall Around the West: State Power and Immigration Controls in Europe and North America.”
Snyder’s forthcoming book, “Thinking the Twentieth Century,” (with Tony Judt) will be published in February.
A graduate of Brown University, Snyder earned his Ph.D.. in 1995 at the University of Oxford as a Marshall Scholar. He was an Academy Scholar at Harvard University 1998 to 2001 and has also studied at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna. His articles and editorials have appeared in numerous publications, including the Christian Science Monitor and the New York Review of Books.