Alumni (Fellow)

Jon Cohen

Newman Family Jefferson Fellow
Newton, Massachusetts
B.A. McGill University (2013) with Honors
M.A. University of Virginia (2015)
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2018)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Jonathan D. Cohen received his Ph.D. in history from U.Va. in 2019 for his dissertation, “For a Dollar and a Dream: State Lotteries and American Inequality.” His writing on gambling policy has appeared in the Washington Post, The Hill, Vox, and numerous other outlets, and his work was cited in an amicus brief to the Supreme Court. He is the co-editor of an edited collection “All In: The Spread of Gambling in Twentieth-Century United States,” recently released by the University of Nevada Press as well as “Long Walk Home: Reflections on Bruce Springsteen,” due out from Rutgers University Press in 2019.

Thesis Description:

For a Dollar and a Dream: State Lotteries and American Inequality

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