Biographies Timothy Snyder


Timothy Snyder is the Richard C. Levin Professor of History and Global Affairs at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. His books include “Nationalism, Marxism, and Modern Central Europe” (Harvard University Press, 1998); “The Reconstruction of Nations” (Yale University Press, 2003);  “Sketches from a Secret War” (Yale University Press, 2005); “The Red Prince: The Secret Lives of a Habsburg Archduke” (Basic Books, 2008); “Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin” (Basic Books, 2010); “Thinking the Twentieth Century” (with Tony Judt, Penguin Books, 2012); “Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning” (Tim Duggan Books, 2015); “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century” (Crown, 2017); “Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America” (Tim Duggan Books, 2018); and “Our Malady: Lessons on Liberty from a Hospital Diary” (Crown, 2020). Snyder’s work has appeared in forty languages and has received a number of prizes. He has appeared in documentaries, on network television, and in major films. His books have inspired poster campaigns and exhibitions, films, sculpture, a punk rock song, a rap song, a play, and an opera. His words are quoted in political demonstrations around the world. He is currently finishing a philosophical book about freedom.

Selected Works at the Library of Congress