Susan Jones has been awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Each year, the highly competitive, national fellowship is given to about 175 scholars and artists selected from among more than 3,500 applicants. Jones is a professor in the Department of Ecology Evolution and Behavior and the director of the CSE’s Program in History of Science and Technology. She teaches and writes about the history of environment and disease, especially diseases common to wild and domestic animals as well as humans.
Jones is the author of several articles and two books, Valuing Animals: Veterinarians and their Patients in Modern America and Death in a Small Package: A Short History of Anthrax. She will use her Guggenheim Fellowship to work on a new book about plague titled Plague Homelands: Disease and ‘Internal Colonization’ in the Eurasian Borderlands.