Annie Gilbert Coleman

Associate Professor of American Studies

Director, Minor in Sport, Media, and Culture

May 11, 2023; Annie Gilbert Coleman (Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame)

Department of American Studies

Annie Gilbert Coleman’s research focuses on the cultural and environmental history of outdoor sports and recreation, and she teaches courses on Wilderness, Sports, and national parks as well as 20th century history.

Early publications include “The Unbearable Whiteness of Skiing” (Pacific Historical Review, 1994) and the book Ski Style: Sport and Culture in the Rockies (Kansas, 2004). More recent articles include “River Rats in the Archive: Nature, Texts, and a Moving History of the Colorado” (in Rendering Nature, 2015) and “Shredding Mountain Lines: GoPro, Mobility, and the Spatial Politics of Outdoor Sports” (in The American Environment Revisited, 2018). Her second book, which is a history of professional outdoor guides and their labor, examines how professional guides have created American wilderness as a site of scenic adventure and sport and will be published by Oxford University Press.