Welcome to the personal website of Dr. Timothy Nunan. I am Professor of Transregional Cultures of Knowledge (W3) in the Department of Interdisciplinary and Multiscalar Area Studies at the University of Regensburg. Prior to holding this position, I was Acting Chair in the Department of Global History at the Free University of Berlin. There, I also led a Volkswagen Foundation Freigeist Research Group devoted to the history of Islamism during the Cold War.
My research focuses on international history, Russian and Soviet history, and the history of the modern Middle East. My first book examined the history of international development in Afghanistan during the Cold War, looking in particular at the role of the Soviet Union and Western humanitarian NGOs. My current book project explores Islamist internationalism and anti-Communism from the 1960s to the 1980s. Broadly, my work shows how non-Western powers like the Soviet Union and Iran and ideologies like socialism and Islamism have sought to transform the Western-dominated international system.
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