2019 Award Winners Announcement

 2019 Charles Redd Center Award Recipients

Notification and instruction letters will be sent out to all applicants on May 1 with specifics


Annaley Naegle Redd Assistantship

James Johnston, Public Health, Brigham Young University, Characterization of Bacterial and Fungal Species in Utah Homes with Evaporative Coolers and Central Air Conditioners

Darren Hawkins, Political Science, Brigham Young University, Environmental Messaging and Public Lands Attitudes

Steven Peterson, Plant and Wildlife Sciences, Brigham Young University, Western Subalpine Forest Inventory Using Field-Based Measurements and sUAS Technology


Annaley Naegle Redd Student Award in Women’s History

Hannah Jung, History, Brandeis University, Family Secrets: Policing, Punishment, and the Transformation of Mormon Polygamy


Charles Redd Fellowship Award in Western American History

Lawrence Culver, History, Utah State University, Manifest Disaster: Climate and the Making of America

Alyssa Kreikemeier, American Studies, Boston University, Western Skies: A cultural and environmental history of air in the Rocky Mountain West

Christopher MacMahon, History, University of California Santa Barbara, All the Good Land: Early Nevada's Contested Environment

Randy Powell, History, Washington State University, The Day Soon Cometh

Stephanie Settle, English and Theatre Studies, University of Guelph, Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Stories of Survivance: The Work and Legacy of Zitkala-Ša/Gertrude Bonnin


Independent Research and Creative Works Award

Thomas Alexander, Mormon History Association

Carlyle Constantino, Helen Post and the Bureau of Indian Affairs: Photographs from 1938-1942

Carlie Ideker, The Torrey Creek Archaeology Site, Wyoming

Emma Penrod, Lost Parks of Great Salt Lake


John Topham and Susan Redd Butler BYU Faculty Award

Elizabeth Cutrer, Counseling Psychology and Special Education, Brigham Young University, Literacy Development of Special Education Teachers in Elementary Schools in Rural Utah

Mark Graham, Art, Brigham Young University, A Cultural, Art, and Historical Community Art Study in Green River Utah


John Topham and Susan Redd Butler Off-Campus Faculty Award

David Burchfield, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus, A Comprehensive Distribution Map and Phytogeographical Analysis of Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva D. K. Bailey)

Christopher Elias, History, St. Olaf College, The Ballad of Joe Arridy: Violence, Institutionalization, and Xenophobia in Depression-era America

Andrew Gulliford, History, Fort Lewis College, Bears Ears and the Back of Beyond: A Canyon Country History

Michael Holleran, Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, The Urban Ditch: Landscape, Life and Afterlives

Victoria Lamont, English, University of Waterloo, A Biography of Bertha Muzzy Bower

Max Mueller, Classics and Religious Studies, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Wakara’s America: A Native And American History of the West


Public Programming Award

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Paul Reeve, Remembering Utah's Lynchings at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice

BYU's Museum of Peoples and Cultures, Kari Ross Nelson, Utah Valley Archaeology Exhibition

Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum, Morgan Jaouen, History Jackson: Talk + Roundtable

Mormon History Association, Journal of Mormon History Associate Editor

Northern Arizona University School of Forestry, Kristen Waring, Increasing Student Participation at the 12th North American Forest Ecology Workshop

Science Moab Engagement Initiative, Kristina Young, Science Moab

Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUU), Jessica Farling, Fieldworks: A Collaboration Between Southern Utah University and the University of Oklahoma

Utah Humanities, Cristi Wetterberg, The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Author

Utah State Division of History, Jed Rogers and Holly George, 2019 Utah History Conference

Utah State University, Judson Finley, The Development of Resilient Agricultural Ecosystems in Western North American and Beyond: An International, Interdisciplinary Event

Western Literature Association, Alex Hunt, Not Cloudy All Day: Climates of Change in the American West

Wild Utah Project, Kim Howes, Wasatch Wildlife Watch: Monitoring Connected Wildlife Corridors in the Wasatch


Summer Award for BYU Upper Division and Graduate Students

Rhett Anderson, Plant and Wildlife Sciences, Brigham Young University, Reducing the Risk of Sagebrush Seeding Failure by Broadening the Period of Seed Germination

Doreen Cabrera, Biology, Brigham Young University, Population Personality Distribution in the Invasive Virile Crayfish (Orconectes virilis)

Hector Ortiz, Plant and Wildlife Sciences, Brigham Young University, Agronomic Characterization of Dry Farming Techniques, Indigenous Hohokam Rock Piles from Arizona for Current Droughts

Travis Sowards, Plant and Wildlife Sciences, Brigham Young University, Using Fungicide Seed Coatings to Improve Restoration Seeding Success of Native Plant Species in the Great Basin


Summer Award for Off-Campus Upper Division and Graduate Students

Amanda Buessecker, Art History, Carleton University, A Comprehensive Overview of the Cardston Temple and its Place within Early Temple Architecture

Chelsea Burroughs, History, University of Oklahoma, West of Feminism: Gender, Religion, and the Politics of the Equal Rights Amendment in the Western United States, 1972-1982

Anna Coburn, Environmental Management, Western Colorado University, ThinkRadio Presents Wildish: Mustangs and Burros of the American West

Jennifer Dunn, History, Montana State University, Superfunded: Recreating Nature in the Post-Industrial West, 1980-2017

Makani Fisher, Entomology, Purdue University, You Are What You Eat: The Evolutionary Ecology of Lichen-Feeding Tiger Moths

Alexander Howe, Wildland Resources, Utah State University, Improving Measurement of the Ecological Impacts of Wildfires in the West: Testing New Satellite Data

Mark Kreider, Wildland Resources, Utah State University, Aspen Seedling Regeneration Following a Wildfire in Southern Utah

Christina Lake, History, Texas A&M University, If You (re)Build It, They Will Come: Creating and Remembering Fred Harvey’s Invention of an Authentic Native American Experience in the Southwest

Spencer Lambert, Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, The Identification of Strontium Isotope (87Sr/86Sr) Baseline Ranges: Current Methods from Utah, USA

Kaylyn Mercuri, History, University of Colorado Denver, A Way Forward for Female Public Historians: The Life and Career of Agnes Wright Spring

Tristan Purdy, History, Colorado State University, Searching for Common Ground: Community Response to Front Range Flooding, 1976-2013

George Rozsa, American Studies, University of Iowa, The Nevada Movement: A Model of Trans-Indigenous Antinuclear Solidarity

Kaila Schedeen, Art History, University of Texas at Austin, Turning Back, Looking Forward: Framing Nation and Identity in the Photography of Tseng Kwong Chi, Carrie Mae Weems, and Will Wilson

Thomas Spackman, Religion, Claremont Graduate University, Utah's Dueling Natural History Museums: Their History, Reflection, and Impact on Local Worldviews

Jared Whear, Geography, Syracuse University, The Role of Water Rights, Property, and Race in Adjudication: Two Ongoing Cases in the Intermountain West


Butler Young Scholar Award

Scott Sanders, Department of Sociology (2019-2022)

Michael Taylor, Department of English (2020-2023)


Visiting Fellows

Paul Formisano, Department of English, University of South Dakota



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