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Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History & Director of the European Institute, Columbia University, New York

American Academy Distinguished Visitor and Marcus Bierich Distinguished Visitor - Class of Fall 2021 and Class of Spring 2018

Adam Tooze is the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History and director of the European Institute at Columbia University. Before joining Columbia, in 2015, he taught at Yale University, as the Barton M. Biggs Professor, and the University of Cambridge, as Reader in Modern History and Gurnee Hart fellow in History at Jesus College. In February 2011, he was the Thomas Hawkins Johnson Visiting Professor in Military History at West Point.


Tooze is the author of two prize-winning books, The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of Global Order, 1916-1931 (Viking, 2014) and The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy (Penguin, 2006). His history of the financial crisis of 2008 and after, Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World, appeared in 2018, and his most recent book is Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World’s Economy (2021). His books have received prizes from the Leverhulme Trust and Longman History Today as well as the Wolfson Prize and the LA Times History Prize. They have been shortlisted for the Duff Cooper and Hessel Tiltman Prizes and featured in the annual best-book lists of the Financial Times, LA Times, Kirkus Review, Foreign Affairs, and The Economist.


Tooze’s writing has appeared in the Financial Times, Guardian, Sunday Telegraph, Times Literary Supplement, London Review of Books, New left Review, New Statesman, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Review of books, Dissent, Die Zeit, Spiegel, Die Tageszeitung, and Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

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