Timothy Mitchell headshot
Current Distinguished Visiting Professor

Timothy Mitchell

Affiliation

Social Science

Field of Study

Political Theory, Middle Eastern Studies

Home Institution

Columbia University

Timothy Mitchell's interests include the politics of energy and the history of economic ideas. He is currently studying the two-hundred-year history of mechanisms for extracting income from the future—a future we inhabit precariously today. At IAS, he will be co-leading the School of Social Science theme seminar on Climate Crisis Politics.

Dates at IAS

Distinguished Visiting Professor
School of Social Science
current

Degrees

Princeton University
Ph.D.
1984

Appointments

Columbia University
2008
William B. Ransford Professor of Middle Eastern Studies