Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins Doctoral Dissertation in Alabama History Award

Inaugural Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins Doctoral Dissertation
in Alabama History Award


The Wiggins Doctoral Dissertation in Alabama History Award honors former AHA president, editor of The Alabama Review, and first female faculty member of the University of Alabama history department Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins (1934-2020).  The award is presented in even-numbered years and recognizes a doctoral dissertation completed at any institution of higher education in the last two years focusing on Alabama history.


Dissertations defended in 2020 or 2021 are eligible for submission and should be sent as a PDF file to:


Dr. Ruth Truss

University of Montevallo


The deadline for submission is January 31, 2022.


The award winner will be notified as soon as possible and invited to receive the award in person at the 2022 annual meeting in Florence, Alabama (April 7-9) at the annual awards banquet on Friday, April 8.  


To donate to the award fund, please mail a check to:

Alabama Historical Association

Pebble Hill

Auburn, AL 36849

Or click the link below to make an online contribution.