International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building

Professor Dr. Paul Tonks

Dr. Paul Tonks is Associate Vice President for International Affairs at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, and also Associate Professor of Global Intellectual History at Yonsei’s Underwood International College. He read History at the University of Oxford (Keble College), then completed his MA and PhD at The Johns Hopkins University. After a Visiting Assistant Professorship in the History Department at Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania he came to Korea in 2006 to participate in the establishment of an English-medium Liberal Arts College (Underwood International College) at Yonsei. He has held a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh (2014), followed by Visiting Research Fellowships at the History Department of King’s College London (2014-2015/2017-2020). For his sabbatical year 2021-2022, he has been elected a Fellow in Residence at the University of Oxford (Rothermere American Institute). Dr. Tonks is an International Advisor on the Editorial Board of the Scottish Historical Review (Edinburgh University Press) and Director of External Relations on the Executive Committee of the Korean Society of British History. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Korea Britain Society and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2018.