CLINTON JACKSON AND EVELYN COLEY AWARD

To honor the memory of Judge Clinton Jackson Coley and his wife Evelyn Coley, the Alabama Historical Association offers every other year a graduate student grant. The $500 grant is open to any graduate student conducting research on an Alabama-related topic.

2022 Clinton Jackson and Evelyn Coley
Graduate Student Research Award

 

To honor the memory of Judge Clinton Jackson Coley and his wife Evelyn Coley, the Alabama Historical Association offers every other year a graduate student research grant. The $500 grant is open to any graduate student conducting research on an Alabama topic. Graduate students studying Alabama history in other disciplines may apply (e.g. anthropology, literature, political science), but preference will be given to students from departments of history. 

 

  • Student winners will receive a complimentary full registration to the 2022 annual meeting in Florence, April 7-9. Recipients will receive awards at the annual awards banquet on Friday, April 8.

 

  • If history departments are unable to fund hotel costs, the AHA will provide complimentary hotel rooms for students.  Students must be willing to room with students of the same gender (3 per room). 

 

  • Complete the online application at aub.ie/coleyaward. Online award applications must be completed by January 31, 2022 in order to be eligible.

 

For more information, contact Staci Glover, Committee Chair, at stacisglover@bellsouth.net

2019: Tammy Blue, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Joshua Shiver, Auburn University

Spencer York, University of Alabama

Justin Zimlich, University of South Alabama

2017: Anna Hrom, Duke University
Topic: “Fraud Heaven, Tort Hell: Tort Law as a Tool for Consumer Protection in Alabama, From 1970 to the Present”

 

2015: Hayden McDaniel, University of Southern Mississippi

Topic: "From Carver to Carter: The Political Economy of Peanut Cultivation in the South, 1920-1976"

Emilie Connolly, New York University

Topic: "Indian Trust Funds and the Routes of American Capitalism, 1795-1865"

 

2013: Jeffrey Thomas Perry, Purdue University

Topic: "From 'Disturbers' to Protectors of the Peace: Baptist Church Discipline and Legalities on the Trans-Appalachian Frontier, 1780-1865"

 

2011: Thomas Chase Hagood, University of Georgia
Topic: "Rewriting the Frontier: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1816-1916"

 

2009: Scotty Kirkland, University of South Alabama
Topic: Gessner McCorvey and restricting the Black vote in Mobile

 

2007: Jennifer Newman, Auburn University
Topic: Religious beliefs and identity of Alabama and Georgia women during the Civil War

 

2005: Anthony Donaldson, Auburn University
Topic: "Goal Posts and Ivory Towers: The University of Alabama and Auburn University, 1871-1941: A Study of the Relationship Between Traditional Universities and Land-Grant Colleges"