Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Central Asian Seminar

Dr. Timothy Nunan

Dr. Timothy Nunan
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From September 2014 until September 2015, Dr. Nunan is a visiting scholar at the Central Asian Seminar of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. With the support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, he is conducting research and pursuing advanced language training for a second book project on transnational history of the Soviet Union and its southern neighbors (Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan) during the interwar period.

Fields of research:

  • History of the Soviet Union & Russia
  • Modern History of Afghanistan, Iran, & Central Asia
  • History of Development and Humanitarianism
  • International History
  • Global History

Current research projects:

  • Eurasian Crossings: Intellectuals, State-Making, and the Left in 20th Century Central Asia, Iran & Afghanistan
  • Development and Humanitarianism in Cold War Afghanistan
  • Visual Culture in Soviet Eurasia
Timothy Nunan

Curriculum Vitae:

  • 2013-2014 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
  • 2013 D.Phil., University of Oxford
  • 2008 A.B., Princeton University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Link to Timothy Nunan's blog