Jonathan Lande earned his Ph.D. at Brown University (2018). He teaches US History at Purdue University.

Before joining Purdue, he was the Brown University-Tougaloo College Exchange Faculty Fellow (2017-2018) and the Schwartz Postdoctoral Fellow at New-York Historical Society and the New School (2018-2019).

Lande is the recipient of the Allan Nevins Dissertation Prize (Society of American Historians), the Cromwell Dissertation Prize (American Society for Legal History), the Du Bois-Wells Paper Prize (African American Intellectual History Society), and the William F. Holmes Paper Prize (Southern Historical Association). He also received Brown University’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching (2018), an award he was nominated for by students from Brown and Tougaloo.

Lande has published articles in the Journal of American History, Journal of Social History, Journal of African American History, Journal of American Ethnic History, Civil War History, and the Washington Post. He has been a research fellow at, among other institutions, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Huntington Library, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University. He is currently completing his first book, Warriors, Rebels, and Runaways (under contract with Oxford University Press), which examines freedom seekers in the US Army who fought for liberation and justice in camp, the courts-martial, and military prisons.

Lande has delivered papers on his research at meetings of organizations including the American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians, Southern Historical Association, and Society of Civil War Historians. His talk on deserters at the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College was aired on C-SPAN and can be viewed here.