Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Flynt Graduate Award

Graduate students studying Alabama history and culture in the College of Liberal Arts are invited to apply each fall for the Wayne Flynt Endowed Graduate Research Award in Alabama History and Culture

The award provides $1,200 for a graduate student to research and publish on subjects that will enrich our knowledge of Alabama’s past and contribute to the teachings of Alabama history and culture from fourth grade into university classes.

Dr. Wayne Flynt, Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Auburn University, is the author of thirteen books, and one of the most recognized and honored scholars of Southern history, politics, and religion. He has won numerous teaching awards and has been a Distinguished University Professor for many years.


2018 Recipient: Joshua Shiver

Shiver is Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Auburn University. He received his B.A. in history from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his M.A. in history from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Examining Confederate soldiers from Alabama and North Carolina, Shiver’s dissertation focuses on how friendships, romantic relationships, familial relationships, and religion influenced a soldier's willingness to fight and die in a war that was most noted for its brutality.

2017 Recipient: John Mohr

John Mohr is a PhD candidate concentrating on the history of technology. He received his BA in history and German from Wittenberg University. His dissertation examines the linkages between the auto industry, technological utopianism, and political realignment in the American South in the late twentieth century. It seeks to understand the relationship between Southern society and foreign automakers, including Mercedes-Benz and Kia Motors.



Last Updated: March 22, 2019