He received his B.A. and M.A. from Texas A&M University and earned his Ph.D. in History at the University of Virginia in 1986.
Hunt Tooley pursues scholarly interests in Modern European
history and more generally in the history of violence and the
growth of the state in modern times--war, revolutions, peace, and
economies. At the level of monographical research, he has
worked most frequently in German history during the era of
the two world wars. He is the author of three books, among
and Weimar Germany: Upper Silesia and the Eastern Border,
1918-1922 (The University of Nebraska Press, 1997),
Front: Battleground and Homefront in the First World War
(Palgrave/Macmillan, 2003). Palgrave/Macmillan published my
revised and expanded version of the Western Front book in 2016 as
Great War: Western Front and Home Front. He is the
co-editor, with Steven Bela Vardy, of Ethnic
in Twentieth-Century Europe (May 2003, Social Science
Monographs, Boulder, Colorado). He has written articles and book reviews for
numerous scholarly journals and collections. He has
presented numerous conference papers and lectures. In 2016, he
published his first novel, a historical adventure novel, Anima
and the Goat.
Among his scholarly associations are the German Studies Association,
the European Section
of the Southern Historical Association, and the Ludwig von Mises Institute, of
which he is an Associated Scholar. He served as Chair of the
European History Section of the SHA for the year 2004/2005.
He is an Associate Editor of The Independent Review.