Gottschall, Jonathan

Sam Fee

Jonathan Gottschall teaches in the English Department at Washington & Jefferson College, is the author or editor of six books, and is one of the leading figures in a new effort to bridge the humanities-sciences divide.  While his Ph.D. is in English, his main dissertation advisor was the prominent evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson, and he splits his publishing between psychology and literary journals.  Gottschall’s work has been featured and quoted in venues such as the New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Scientific American Mind, New Scientist, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Nature, and Science.

On Rorotoko:

On his book The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human
(Our Cover Feature of April 16, 2012)