Timothy Snyder (1969, Ohio) is the Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University and a Permanent Fellow at the IWM. He received his Bachelor of Arts in European history and political science from Brown University in 1991. He then became a British Marshall Scholar at the University of Oxford, where he completed his doctorate in 1997.
He has held fellowships at the Centre Nationale des Recherches Scientifiques, Paris (1994-1995); the Harvard University’s Olin Institute for Strategic Studies (1997); served as an Academy Scholar at Harvard’s Center for International Affairs (1998-2001); and has held multiple fellowships at the IWM in Vienna.
Among his publications are five award-winning books, all of which have been translated. Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, a history of Nazi and Soviet mass killing on the lands between Berlin and Moscow, received a number of honors, including the Hannah Arendt Award for Political Thought, the Leipzig Prize for European Understanding and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award in the Humanities.
The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America, New York: Tim Duggan Books, 2018.
On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, New York: Tim Duggan Books, 2017.
Über Tyrannei: Zwanzig Lektionen für den Widerstand, München: C.H.Beck, 2017.
Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning, New York: Tim Duggan Books, September 2015.
Black Earth: Der Holocaust und warum er sich wiederholen kann, München: C.H.Beck, September 2015.
Stalinism and Europe: Terror, War, and Domination, 1937-1947 (edited with Ray Brandon), Oxford University Press, 2014
Thinking the 20th Century (with Tony Judt), London: Penguin Books, 2011
Nachdenken über das 20. Jahrhundert (gemeinsam mit Tony Judt), München: Hanser, 2013
Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, New York: Basic Books, 2010
Bloodlands. Europa zwischen Hitler und Stalin 1933-1945, München: C.H. Beck, 2011
The Red Prince: The Secret Lives of A Habsburg Archduke, New York: Basic Books, 2008
Der König der Ukraine: Die geheimen Leben des Wilhelm von Habsburg, Wien: Zsolnay, 2009
Furthermore, Snyder is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and the New York Review of Books Blog.
Former affiliations at the IWM:
2004-05, Visting Fellow
1996, Junior Visiting Fellow