Thomas “Tim” Borstelmann is the author, most recently, of Just Like Us: The American Struggle to Understand Foreigners, published by Columbia University Press.
His book The 1970s: A New Global History from Civil Rights to Economic Inequality was published by Princeton University Press. In its review, Publishers Weekly wrote, “Keeping contemporary history timely and accessible, Borstelmann shows the significance of 1970s politics, culture, and religion on the following decades.” The Cold War and the Color Line: American Race Relations in the Global Arena, was published by Harvard University Press.
Tim is the Elwood N. and Katherine Thompson Distinguished Professor of Modern World History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he teaches U.S. and international history. He previously taught at Cornell University.