» Tom Zoellner
Associate Professor

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of English
Tom Zoellner
Lawrence University, Bachelor of Arts
Dartmouth College, Master of Arts
Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
"Train: Riding the Rails that Created the Modern World, from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief." (Penguin-Random House)
“The Mountain that Eats Men: Dark Ecotourism in Potosi, Bolivia,” World Literature Today, May/August 2014
“The Ludowici Trap,” Oxford American, Summer 2014
“Reforming the nation’s concept of mental health,” The Riverside Press-Enterprise, June 2, 2014
“Making High-Speed Trains Work in the U.S.,” The Wall Street Journal
“Don’t Give Up on the Bullet Train, California” Los Angeles Times, February 13, 2014
“Arizona’s Love-Hate Relationship With Trains,” The Arizona Republic, March 22, 2014
“High Speed Empire,” Foreign Policy (cover story), March/April 2014
“In Train Wrecks, A Push for Safety,” CNN.com, January 29, 2014
“A better way to track a bomber,” Los Angeles Times, April 28, 2013
“Iran’s Landmark Nuclear Deal,” The Louisville Courier-Journal, December 19, 2013
“Imagine What Michigan Central Station Could Be With High-Speed Rail,” The Detroit Free Press, December 26, 2013
"A Safeway in Arizona: What the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Tells Us About the Grand Canyon State and Life in America" (Viking/Penguin, January 2012)
“Desired Results: Japan,” Open Manifesto, Brisbane, Australia, Vol. 6, spring 2012.
“At Oracle and Ina: The Context of the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting,” Arizona Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Arizona, Vol. 1, Spring 2012
“Extreme Arizona,” cover story, High Country News, Feb. 20, 2012
“The Myth of the Latino Vote” The Atlantic, September 2012
“Gun Laws, Arizona and a Cowardly Mistake,” Dallas Morning News, July 26, 2012
“Giffords Shooting: The Uncertainty Factor,” lead op-ed, The Arizona Republic, Jan. 7, 2012
“Not in a Vacuum,” Tucson Weekly, Jan. 5, 2012
“Even the Shooting of a Representative Can’t Change Politics Much,” The Daily Beast, Jan. 7, 2012
“Arizona and Gabrielle Giffords, Now,” The Los Angeles Times, Jan. 11, 2012