Timothy Brown

Membership:  2018/2019

Member Bio

Timothy Scott Brown is professor of history at Northeastern University, a senior fellow at the Institute for European Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and co-coordinator of the Environmental Studies Network of the German Studies Association. He is an historian of twentieth-century transnational social movements. He is a two-time Fulbright recipient, a 2016–17 fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, and a fall 2016 Berlin Prize fellow of the American Academy in Berlin. His work has appeared in numerous journals including The American Historical Review Contemporary European History, Central European History, and Journal of Social History. His book Sixties Europe is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. His new project is entitled The Greening of Cold War Germany: Environmentalism and Social Movements across the Wall and beyond, 1968–1989


The Greening of Cold War Germany: Environmentalism, Social Movements, and the Politics of Knowledge, 1968–1989
Lunchtime Colloquium Video -"Mapping Green Social Movements in Cold War Germany"


  • West Germany in the Global Sixties: The Anti-Authoritarian Revolt, 1962–1978. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
  • Weimar Radicals: Nazis and Communists between Authenticity and Performance. New York: Berghahn Books, 2009.
  • with Andrew Lison, eds. The Global Sixties in Sound and Vision: Media, Counterculture, Revolt. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014.
  • with Lorena Anton, eds. Between the Avantgarde and the Everyday: Subversive Politics in Europe, 1957 to the Present. New York: Berghahn Books, 2011.
  • Sixties Europe. Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming.