Timothy Shenk

National Fellow

Timothy Shenk is National Fellow at New America. He will write a book examining the surprisingly short history of the economy, a concept that began the twentieth century as an obscure notion of interest mostly to a small group of economists, but soon became the dominant subject of political debate across the globe. He attended Cambridge University on a Kellett Fellowship, received a doctorate in history from Columbia University, and is currently a Mellon postdoctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis. His first book, Maurice Dobb: Political Economist, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013, and his work has appeared in a variety of outlets, including the Nation, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Dissent, where he is also the associate book review editor.

All Work

Dead Center: Jonathan Chait's new book shows the failure of "grown up" liberalism

Tim Shenk wrote for the New Republic about Jonathan Chait's new book.

The Next Democratic Party

Timothy Shenk writes for the Dissent about the future of Democratic Party.

A Time for Rage

Tim Shenk wrote for Dissent about the American electorate after the vote.

Democracy's Revenge

Timothy Shenk wrote for the Nation about what political scientists and policy journalists often miss about American politics.