Annie Gilbert Coleman

Annie Gilbert Coleman

Associate Professor of American Studies

1045 Flanner Hall

Research Interests

  • Landscapes and Environmental History
  • Sports Studies
  • American West

Annie Gilbert Coleman is an Associate Professor of American Studies and Concurrent Associate Professor of History. After graduating from Williams College and earning her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, she taught in the History Department at IUPUI, where she won a trustee teaching award. Coleman's research centers around 20th century American history, and combines cultural studies, social history, and landscape studies with environmental history. She is particularly interested in the intersection between consumer culture and nature, especially in the American West. Coleman is the author of Ski Style: Sport and Culture in the Rockies, which explains how the ski industry transformed Colorado resort towns and their people in powerful and strange ways, and which earned an honorable mention in the North American Society for Sport History Book Award in 2004. She is currently writing Making American Wilderness: A History of Outdoor Guides and Their Labor, which will be published by Oxford University Press. Her most recent article, "Shredding Mountain Lines: Go Pro, Mobility, and the Spatial Politics of Outdoor Sports," appeared in the 2018 volume The American Environment Revisited, published by Rowman and Littlefield.  Coleman is a Faculty Affiliate with the Initiative on Race and Resilience, the Environmental Humanities Initiative, and the Environmental Change Initiative on campus.

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