Timothy Nunan

Harvard Academy Scholar

Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

Timothy Nunan is a historian with a strong interest in 20th century international history, in particular that of Germany and the former Soviet Union with an emphasis on Eurasia. He received his intellectual training to this point at Princeton (A.B., 2008), the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, where he was a Fulbright Scholar from 2008-2009, and Corpus Christi College of the University of Oxford (M.Phil., 2011), where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He wrote his dissertation on the history of international development and humanitarianism activity in Afghanistan, titled “Developing Powers: Modernization, Economic Development, and Governance in Cold War Afghanistan.”

After receiving a D.Phil. in History at Oxford, he began as a Harvard Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies in 2013. During the 2014-2015 academic year, Timothy is a visiting scholar at the Zentralasien-Seminar of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, where he is pursuing advanced language training and conducting research on modern Eurasian history in a global context. In 2015-2016, he will return to Cambridge for a second year at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.