Thomas “Tim” Borstelmann 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.
Tim is the author of The Cold War and the Color Line: American Race Relations in the Global Arena, published by Harvard University Press. In its review, Publishers Weekly wrote, “In rich, informing detail enlivened with telling anecdote, historian Borstelmann unites under one umbrella two commonly separated strains of the U.S. post-WWII experience…No history could be more timely or more cogent.” Tim’s first book, Apartheid’s Reluctant Uncle: The United States and Southern Africa in the Early Cold War, won the Stuart L. Bernath Prize of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.
He is also the author of The 1970s: A New Global History from Civil Rights to Economic Inequality, 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.”