Affiliation: History and Philosophy of Science
Areas of Specialization
Environmental history in the early modern and modern periods
Jon T. Coleman is a professor of History, and member of the program in History and Philosophy of Science. His books and teaching span colonial and contemporary America and integrate social, cultural, and environmental approaches. He is the author of Vicious: Wolves and Men in America (Yale University Press, 2004), winner of the W. Turrentine Jackson Award from the Western History Association and the John H. Dunning Prize from the American Historical Association, and Here Lies Hugh Glass: a Bear, a Mountain Man, and the Rise of the American Nation (Hill & Wang, 2012). With the support of a Guggenheim Fellowship (2013), he is working on an environmental history of movement in America before the widespread use of combustion engines and exploitation of fossil fuels.