Chase Family Travel Grant
Awards for 2018
Aubrey Lauersdorf (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) for research on her dissertation about the Apalachee Indians of Florida
and their place in the Southeast during colonial times.
Cecilia L. Johnson Award
Awards for 2011
Robert Hutchings (Carnegie Mellon) for research on his dissertation Agriculture, Environment, and the Transformation of
the Florida Orange Industry in the Twenieth Century.
Diane M. Boucher (Clark University) for research in support of her dissertation about colonial Fernandina, Florida. Boucher was awarded her
doctorate in 2014 for her dissertation Networks and Empires in the Maritime Borderlands: East Florida, 1763-1811.
Awards for 2010
Cameron Strang (University of Texas, Austin) for research on scientific knowledge on the Florida frontier. His article "Indian Storytelling,
Scientific Knowledge, and Power in the Florida Borderlands," William and Mary Quarterly, October 2013, won the Richard L.
Morton Award. Strang is an assistant professor in history at the University of Nevada-Reno.
Clark Barwick (Indiana University, Bloomington) for research on Zora Neale Hurston and Florida jukes. Barwick is a
lecturer in the Kelley School of Business, University of Indiana.
Awards for 2009
Christopher Wilhelm (Florida State University) for research on the creation of Everglades National Park. An article based on this research, "Conservatives in the Everglades:
Sun Belt Environmentalism and the Creation of Everglades National Park," was recently published in the Journal of Southern History. (82:4) 2016.
Jonathan DeCoster (Brandeis University) for research on early colonial alliances and rivalries among the native peoples of
Flordia. DeCoster is an assistant professor of colonial and early American history at Otterbein University, Ohio.