University of Illinois professor of religion Jonathan Ebel has been awarded a 2017 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Ebel is one of 173 scholars, artists and scientists named as 2017 Guggenheim Fellows. They were chosen from almost 3,000 applicants on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, according to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, in a press release.
Jonathan H Ebel
- U.S. Religious History
Professor Ebel's research program involves religion and war, religion and violence, lay theologies of economic hardship all within the American context. He is the author of G.I. Messiahs: Soldiering, War, and American Civil Religion (Yale, 2015), Faith in the Fight: Religion and the American Soldier in the Great War (Princeton, 2010), and the co-editor with Professor John Carlson of From Jeremiad to Jihad: Religion, Violence, and America (California, 2012). He is currently at work on a religious history of the Great Depression in agricultural California, the working title of which is A Wandering Oklahoman Was My Father: Religion and Migration in America’s Great Depression.
- Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2004
- B.A. Harvard University, 1993
Distinctions / Awards
- Conrad Humanities Scholar, 2015-2020
- Helen Corley Petit Scholar, 2012-2013
- Louisville Institute Sabbatical Grant for Researchers, 2014-2015
- RLST 235: History of Religion in America
- RLST 510: Graduate Intro to the Study of Religion
- RLST / PHIL 110: World Religions
- RLST 436: Religion in the U.S., 1900-1941
In The News
Jon Ebel, Associate Professor of Religion, writes a monthly blog for the Huffington Post. Be sure to read his Jan. 17 post regarding the U of I’s convocation ceremony