Jonathan Lande earned his Ph.D. at Brown University in U.S. History and is the recipient of the Allan Nevins Prize and the Cromwell Dissertation Prize. He has been a research fellow at the Huntington Library, the New-York Historical Society, and Harvard University, among other institutions of the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium. He teaches history at Purdue University and is writing Warriors, Rebels, and Runaways (under contract with Oxford University Press), a book on Black Civil War deserters or mutineers who battled for freedom in combat and camp.
He speaks frequently at conferences and meetings, including those of the American Historical Association and Society of Civil War Historians, as well as colleges such as Gettysburg College, where he discussed his forthcoming book. (The presentation was aired on C-SPAN and can be viewed here.) He has published articles and reviews in venues such as the Journal of American History, Journal of Southern History, Journal of Social History, Journal of African American History, Civil War History, and The Washington Post.