Jonathan Gottschall is a Distinguished Fellow in the English Department at Washington & Jefferson College. His research at the intersection of science and art has frequently been covered in outlets like The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, Scientific American, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nature, Science, and NPR. Jonathan is the author or editor of seven books, including The Storytelling Animal, which was a New York Times Editor’s Choice Selection and a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. I live with my wife and two young daughters in Washington, Pennsylvania.
In his latest book, Jonathan explored the world of fighting. He wanted to answer the questions, why do men fight and why do we like to watch? And, he did not just interview fighters. He entered the fighting cage himself. What he discovered might surprise you.
Check out The Professor in the Cafe: Why Men Fight and Why we Like to Watch on Amazon1 A History of Violence