Karl Jacoby

Karl Jacoby

Professor

424 Hamilton Hall
Phone: (212) 854-3248
Email: kj2305@columbia.edu
Office Hours: ON LEAVE

Website

Education

Ph.D.: Yale University, 1997
M.A.: Yale University, 1993
B.A.: Brown University, 1987

Interests and Research

Karl Jacoby is a specialist in environmental, borderlands, and Native American history.  His books include Crimes Against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves and the Hidden History of American Conservation and Shadows at Dawn: A Borderlands Massacre and the Violence of History.  

Awards

  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
  • Albert J. Beveridge Award in American History, American Historical Association
  • Special Recognition, Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights
  • Erminie Wheeler-Voeglin Award, the American Society for Ethnohistory
  • Southwest Book Award, Border Regional Library Association
  • Lois Rudnick Book Prize, New England American Studies Association
  • George Perkins Marsh Award, American Society for Environmental History
  • Littleton-Griswold Award in American law and society, American Historical Association
  • American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, Huntington Library

Selected Publications

Books

Crimes Against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves and the Hidden History of American Conservation

Shadows at Dawn: A Borderlands Massacre and the Violence of History