School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Staff Profile

Dr Jon Coburn

Teaching Fellow in US History


Dr Jon Coburn is Teaching Fellow in US History. His research on the women's peace camp movement of the 1980s won the 2018 Harvard University Schlesinger Research Award and the 2018 Early Career Award from the Historians of the Twentieth Century United States. Jon also won the 2018 Moore Fellowship from Swarthmore College.

Jon is an accredited Fellow of the Higher Education and is currently pursuing chartered status with the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

In 2018-2019 Jon teaches on Civil Rights in America, 1948-1975, History and Memory in the United States, History of the Americas, and Writing History

Office Hours:
Thursday            1pm - 3pm
Friday                 9am - 10am 


Jon's research examines Cold War-era peace and women's movements in the United States with particular focus on social memory and identity formation. He is currently writing a history of antinuclear group Women Strike for Peace.

Jon is currently working toward an MSc Information Science and Library Management. His research investigates the concept of "digital exclusivity" and its effects on learning, research, and archival practices in academic libraries. Jon is interested in the development of Open Educational Resources (OER) as a solution to affordability, inclusivity, and accessibility to higher education. 


HIS1046 - The History of the Americas

HIS2212 - History and Memory in the United States

HIS3420 - Civil Rights in America, 1948-1975

HIS3040 - Writing History