Tim Borstelmann

Thompson Professor of Modern World History
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Thomas (“Tim”) Borstelmann is the Elwood N. and Katherine Thompson Distinguished Professor of Modern World History. Previously, he taught for twelve years at Cornell University. Borstelmann holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University. His first book, Apartheid’s Reluctant Uncle: The United States and Southern Africa in the Early Cold War won the Stuart Bernath Prize of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. Borstelmann has also published The Cold War and the Color Line: American Race Relations in the Global Arena (Harvard University Press, 2001) and coauthored a major U.S. history textbook, Created Equal: A Social and Political History of the United States. His other most recent book is The 1970s: A New Global History from Civil Rights to Economic Inequality. Borstelmann served as the president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations in 2015.