Heidi Tworek, Ph.D.


The University of British Columbia

Country: Canada (British Columbia)

About Me:

Heidi Tworek is assistant professor of international history at the University of British Columbia, a visiting fellow at the Center for History and Economics at Harvard University, and a non-resident fellow at The German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. She researches the history of media and international organizations; she also writes about contemporary policy on digital media and transatlantic relations. Tworek is the author or co-editor of three books forthcoming in 2018 on the history of news, business, and international organizations. Tworek has published in academic venues including Journal of Policy History, Business History Review, International Journal of Communication, Journal of Global History, Journalism Studies, and German History. She has also published in newspapers and magazines including Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, Politico, Wired, and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. She previously held the position of assistant director of undergraduate studies and lecturer on history in the History Department at Harvard University. Tworek has held visiting fellowships at Birkbeck, University of London and the Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam, Germany. She was a fellow at the Transatlantic Academy at GMF in 2016–17. Tworek received her BA (Hons) in modern and medieval languages from the University of Cambridge and earned her PhD in history from Harvard University. Her dissertation received the Herman E. Krooss Prize for best dissertation in business history.

Research Interests

Political Communication

European Politics

Foreign Policy

Public Opinion

International Law & Organization

Specific Areas of Interest

News Media

International Organizations

Political History

Global Health Governance

Media Effects

Countries of Interest



United States

United Kingdom