The Georgetown Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has named Dr. Erin Mauldin the recipient of the 2016 Harold N. Glassman Award for a Dissertation in the Humanities. The Glassman is the University’s highest accolade to its recent doctoral alumni for scholarly accomplishment each year. Dr. Mauldin’s award marks the twelfth time since 2003 that a graduate of the History Department has been so recognized.
Dr. Mauldin’s dissertation is entitled “Unredeemed Land: The U.S. Civil War, Changing Land Use Practices, and the Environmental Limitations of Agriculture in the South, 1840-1880.” Dr. Mauldin’s dissertation director was Prof. John McNeill. Profs. Adam Rothman and Chandra Manning also sat on her dissertation committee.
Dr. Mauldin was enrolled in the doctoral program from 2007 to 2014 and is currently an assistant professor of History at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Her research interests center on 19th-century environmental history, and also include the history of the U.S. South, the Atlantic World, and environmental science. At Samford, she teaches U.S. history, environmental history, geography, and writing.
The Glassman Award was conferred on Dr. Mauldin at the Graduate School commencement ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2016.
Congratulations to Dr. Mauldin, and thanks to all those who contributed to her accomplishment.