Professor of History, Stony Brook University, New York
Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow - Class of Spring 2019
A professor of history at Stony Brook University, Jared Farmer studies the overlapping historical dimensions of landscape, environment, technology, science, religion, and culture, with regional expertise in the American West. Farmer earned a BA from Utah State University, MA from the University of Montana, and PhD from Stanford University. He has received grants from the National Humanities Center, American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. In 2014, Farmer won the Hiett Prize in the Humanities from the Dallas Institute for scholars “whose work shows extraordinary promise and has a significant public component related to contemporary culture.” In 2017, he was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow.
Farmer’s book On Zion’s Mount: Mormons, Indians, and the American Landscape (Harvard, 2008) received five awards, including the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians for best-written nonfiction book on an American theme. His subsequent work, Trees in Paradise: A California History (Norton, 2013), won four awards, including the Ray Allen Billington Prize from the Organization of American Historians for best book on the history of native and/or settler peoples in frontier, border, and borderland zones.