Adam Tooze holds the Shelby Cullom Davis chair of History at Columbia University and serves as Director of the European Institute. Having received his BA in Economics from King’s College Cambridge in the summer of 1989, he went on to take his PhD from the London School of Economics. From 1996 to 2009, he taught at the University of Cambridge, where he was Reader in Modern History and Gurnee Hart fellow in History at Jesus College.
After Cambridge, Adam Tooze was appointed to the Barton M. Biggs Professorship at Yale University, where he succeeded Paul Kennedy as the Director of International Security Studies. He joined Columbia’s history department in the summer of 2015.