David Armitage, MA, PhD, LittD, CorrFRSE, FRHistS, FAHA, is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History and former Chair of the Department of History at Harvard University, where he teaches intellectual history and international history. He is also an Affiliated Professor in the Harvard Department of Government, an Affiliated Faculty Member at Harvard Law School, an Honorary Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and an Honorary Professor of History at the University of Sydney.
He was born in Britain and educated at the University of Cambridge and Princeton University; before moving to Harvard in 2004, he taught for eleven years at Columbia University. A prize-winning teacher and writer, he has lectured on six continents and has held research fellowships and visiting positions in Australia, Britain, France, Germany and the United States.
David Armitage is the author or editor of sixteen books, His articles and essays have appeared in journals, newspapers and collections around the world and his works have been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish, with others soon to appear in German, Korean and Polish.