Jon Coleman

Fellow: Awarded 2013

Field of Study: U.S. History

Competition: US & Canada

Jon T. Coleman is a professor of history at the University of Notre Dame. 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 UP, 2004), winner of the 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). Born in Boulder, Colorado, he earned his B.A. and M.A. in history from the University of Colorado and his Ph.D. in history from Yale University.

With the support of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he is working on an environmental history of movement in America before the widespread use of combustion engines and exploitation of fossil fuels.