Timothy Snyder
#13516 Overall Influence

Timothy Snyder

American author and historian

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Timothy David Snyder was born in Ohio in 1969. He received a B.A. in history and political science from Brown University and was awarded a Ph.D in Modern History from the University of Oxford.

His research has focused on the history of Eastern Europe, a study certainly helped by Snyder’s ability to read and/or speak eleven different European languages, including German, Slovak and Russian. His linguistic skills have allowed him greater access to primary sources for his research, and, by being able to read those sources in their native tongue, was able to avoid inaccurate translations that might diminish the accuracy of his analysis. Snyder is a prolific writer, having published numerous essays and five books. His most recent book was The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America, which was published in 2018. He has received multiple honors, from the Estonian Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana Class III to the 2017 Prize of the Foundation for Polish Science.

He has been an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin of Russia, as well as President Donald Trump of the United States, voicing concerns about authoritarianism and fascism. He is a sitting member of the Committee on Conscience for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is a professor of history at Yale University and a fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences.

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Timothy David Snyder is an American author and historian specializing in the history of Central and Eastern Europe, and the Holocaust. He is the Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University and a Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna.

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Brown University
Brown University

University in Providence, Rhode Island

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University of Oxford
University of Oxford

Collegiate research university in Oxford, England

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Yale University
Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Leiden University
Leiden University

University in Leiden, Netherlands

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#531 World Rank #134 USA Rank
History
#10152 World Rank #2155 USA Rank
Literature