Mark Jenkins joined the staff of Wyoming Humanities as the Resident Scholar in July 2020. A critically acclaimed author and internationally recognized journalist, Jenkins covers geopolitics, culture and adventure. Jenkins’ work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Backpacker, GQ, Outside, Playboy, Smithsonian,The New York Times, The Washington Post and Virginia Quarterly Review. He has been interviewed by Anderson Cooper 360, Good Morning America, CNN, PBS, BBC and NPR, as well as spoken on countless radio programs. Jenkins’ writing has won numerous awards, including the Overseas Press Club Ross Award for “The Healing Fields” in 2013, a National Magazine Award for “Who Murdered The Mountain Gorillas” in 2009, five Lowell Thomas Awards, the American Alpine Club Literary Award and the Banff Mountain Adventure Book Award.